Vietnamese workers in Changwon city of Gyeongsangnam province, the Republic of Korea (RoK), were updated on the host country’s laws at a meeting held on June 11.
|The meeting to give law information to Vietnamese workers in Changwon city on June 11. (Photo: VNA) |
Seoul - Vietnamese workers in Changwon city of Gyeongsangnam province, the Republic of Korea (RoK), were updated on the host country’s laws at a meeting held on June 11.
The event, organised by the city’s centre for supporting foreign workers and the labour management office under the RoK’s Employment Permit System (EPS), attracted a large number of Vietnamese workers who also had their questions answered.
The meeting was part of a series of activities to give legal advice and encourage workers to return to Vietnam when their contracts expire, in line with regulations so as to enhance labour management and assist them during their stay in the RoK.
Talking to the Vietnam News Agency, Jin Jong-sang, Director of the Changwon centre for supporting foreign workers, said his centre is providing assistance for all foreign workers in different aspects.
He held that as most Vietnamese work industriously and sincerely, they have won local employers’ trust. However, illegal labour is still a problem needing to be addressed.
Up to now, Vietnam has sent over 110,000 workers to the RoK under the EPS programme, with average monthly income of 1,800 USD. About 30,000 are working under the EPS among the 40,000 Vietnamese workers in the RoK at present, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
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