The Department of Overseas Labour Management has directed the arrangement of work for over 160 Vietnamese workers who lost their jobs due to a blaze that broke out in a factory dormitory in Taoyuan city, Taiwan (China) on Saturday.
|The Department of Overseas Labour Management has directed the arrangement of work for over 160 Vietnamese workers who lost their jobs due to a blaze that broke out in a factory dormitory in Taoyuan city, Taiwan (China) on Saturday.- Photo hanoimoi.vn |
The department, under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, requested the Defence Economic Technical Industry Corporation under the Ministry of National Defence to closely work with Taiwanese partners to soon arrange work for these Vietnamese workers of the Chin Poon Industrial Company and ensure their salary.
It asked the labour management department in Taipei to continuously follow the situation and report back on the latest developments relating to Vietnamese workers.
No Vietnamese workers were injured or killed in the fire, according to the labour management department in Taipei, adding that it had requested Taiwanese brokerage companies to work with Chin Poon to arrange new jobs for the affected workers.
At first, the company will allow workers to stop working for a period to repair its workshop. During that time, it will continue paying salaries and consider relocating some workers to another factory.
Chin Poon Industrial Co is a major company in Taiwan specialising in producing and assembling electronic equipment and spare parts. It recruits a lot of workers from Việt Nam, Thailand and the Philippines. More than 1,000 Vietnamese are working for the company, including over 160 working at the factory in Pingzhen district where the fire broke out.
Shortly after the accident occurred, the Việt Nam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei coordinated with the Taoyuan authority and the Vietnamese brides’ association to provide food and water for the affected workers. The office also asked the labour brokers, who introduced the Vietnamese workers to work in Taiwan, to work with the factory to offer them temporary accommodation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has directed the office to continue keeping a close watch on the incident and get updates on investigation findings from the local authority. The office was also tasked with cooperating with relevant agencies and companies to help the Vietnamese workers return to normal life soon.