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Huatai Heavy Industry workers protest over unpaid salaries

Huatai Heavy Industry workers protest over unpaid salaries

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Workers at Natong-based shipyard Huatai Heavy Industry commenced a strike yesterday to protest against unpaid salaries.

According to local reports, the shipyard laid off dozens of employees this week and refused to pay severance, which has triggered the protest. The workers claimed they haven’t been paid for several months.

The latest protest follows a worker strike at the shipyard in June 2016 for the same reason.

Huatai Heavy Industry was added into the latest batch of the shipyard white list by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in April this year.

The shipyard hasn’t received any new orders this year, and currently has four vessels under construction, made up of two 22,000 dwt tankers from TB Marine and two 38,500 dwt bulkers from Interlink.

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Jason Jiang

Jason worked for a number of logistics firms following his English degree, then switched this hands-on experience to writing and has since become one the most prolific writers on the diverse China logistics industry writing for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week. Jason’s access to the biggest shippers with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives.

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