Shipyard workers at Nantong-based Huatai Heavy Industry have started a strike this morning, protesting against the shipyard over unpaid salaries, claiming they haven’t been paid for several months.
Local police had to be deployed to the shipyard to maintain order.
When contacted by Splash, an official at the shipyard said they are already in negotiations with the workers and trying their best to solve the issue, without giving any further information.
Huatai Heavy Industry hasn’t received any new orders this year so far. Its last order was for eight chemical tankers from German owner TB Marine-Hamburg in December 2015.