Around 40,000 enterprises in HCM City failed to offer compulsory social insurance and health insurance to their employees, leaving nearly 240,000 workers uninsured, according to the city's Social Insurance Agency.
Cao Van Sang, director of the agency, said that local authorities and social insurance offices at district and ward levels were responsible for inspection of small enterprises who employ only several workers.
Sang said that local authorities should compile a list of enterprises that did not comply with regulations and send it to the city's People's Committee. The companies should be fined, he said.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
State employees to enjoy nine-day Tet holiday
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has proposed a four-day New Year holiday for State employees between January 1 and 4.
State employees will also enjoy a nine-day holiday to celebrate Tet (Lunar) New Year between February 15 and 23 if the proposal is approved.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
City to get $1.4m for 3 hospitals
The Prime Minister has approved an advance of nearly VND30 billion (US$1.4 million) to build three hospitals in HCM City.
The HCM City Paediatrics Hospital project will receive an advance of VND9.4 billion (US$447,000) while the city's Oncology Hospital and Institute for Traumatology and Orthopaedics in HCM City will get VND5.3 billion (US$252,000) and VND14.8 billion (US$704,000), respectively.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)