|Workers pay a deposit at a labour centre in Ha Noi before leaving the country for work in South Korea. — Illustrative image/Photo vietnamplus.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The Department of Overseas Labour (DOLAB) has imposed an administrative fine of VND212.5 million (US$9,522) on Vietcom Human Resource Supply and Trade Joint Stock Company for various violations.
The department, under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, found the company guilty of taking advantage of 150 Vietnamese labourers by collecting fees to recruit, train and send them abroad to Japan for work.
The company also violated regulations governing their activities as it did not directly recruit labourers to work in Japan but had established another centre for training and human resource development in HCM City.
In addition to the administrative fine, the DOLAB ordered the company to repay the labourers the sum of money it had collected illegally.
The company was ordered to suspend operations to send labourers to work overseas for a period of three months, starting from November 2, the DOLAB said.
During the suspension period, the company is not permitted to sign or register labour supply contracts or recruit, train and send workers overseas for work.
The company has been ordered to submit the list of workers recruited by their foreign partners under labour supply contracts registered and approved by the DOLAB, so the department can review it and re-establish permission to send labourers to work abroad.
Earlier, inspectors from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs had also decided to penalise Hai Phong Tourism Oil Service Joint Stock Company for illegally organising the recruitment and training of labourers and for collecting money from them.
The company was fined VND175 million ($7,870) and suspended from sending Vietnamese workers overseas for nine months starting from November 1. — VNS