Five Vietnamese workers
hired to pick berries in Sweden have been arrested for allegedly
assaulting and locking up their supervisors in a dispute over pay.
was the most serious in a string of labor squabbles involving Asian
berry pickers who say they have been lured to Sweden on false premises.
in Dalarna province say the men were detained Tuesday on suspicion of
assault, kidnapping and illegal threats.
summer, thousands of Asian workers come to Sweden to pick berries in
the forested north — low-paying work shunned by most local residents.