Over 1,000 employees of the Hue Phong footwear company in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City have reached an agreement with their employers following a strike on Friday, officials quoted by Associated Press said.

The workers staged a protest against alleged physical mistreatment, long hours, bad meals and low pay, according to Mai Duc Chinh, deputy president of Ho Chi Minh's Labor Federation.

Workers said they were made to work 13 hour shifts - with only one day off a month - for a monthly sum of VND1 million, Chinh was reported as saying.

Hue Phong's managers have reportedly agreed to workers' pleas for shorter working hours, more pay, and an end to maltreatment.

Police spent three hours regaining order at the factory after Friday's protests turned violent.