Eight hundred workers from a garment factory in Mexico have gone on strike in protest over low wages, bad food in the cafeteria, and various other working conditions.

The factory, used by Nike Inc, is owned by the Korea Kukdong International Corp and employs around 850 workers to produce logoed sweatshirts.

A spokesperson for Nike told the Wall Street Journal that the factory was not currently being used by Nike and that the dispute was between rival unions competing over a food-service contract and was not related to the garment manufacture.

The news has once again fuelled anti-sweatshop activists who have claimed that Nike is supporting a contractor that employs workers in unacceptable conditions, a direct violation of the Nike code of conduct.