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Huatai Heavy Industry workers protest over unpaid salaries

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.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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