Vietnamese guest workers’ concerns in RoK cleared up

Tuesday, 16/08/2022 16:28
A program was organized on August 14 for Vietnamese labourers working in the Republic of Korea (RoK) within the Employment Permit System (EPS) program to raise questions relating to their rights, interests and obligations.
Vietnamese workers at the program (Photo: VNA)

The program was held for Vietnamese workers from Gyeonggi province’s Ansan city and its neighbouring localities.

This is the first in-person legal consultation for the Vietnamese employees after a two-year interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the program, Mr. Pham Minh Duc, Head of the EPS Office, spoke of new relevant policies and laws and cleared up the participants’ concern regarding contracts, salaries, insurance and contract termination procedures.

Ms. Ta Thi Thanh Thuy, First Secretary of the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK and head of the Vietnamese Labour Managemnet Boad in the RoK, thanked the Ansan Foreign Workers Support Centre for its coordination with the EPS’s Vietnam Labour Management Office to organize the event.

She also appreciated the role of foreign workers support centres in the RoK and Ansan in particular in supplying information to and dealing with concern of Vietnamese workers in RoK.

At present, there are about 205,000 Vietnamese living, working and studying in the RoK, of whom 27,000 have arrived under the EPS./.