Đồng Nai enterprises fined for violating labour laws

Update: July, 07/2016 - 23:00
Labourers work at a garment company in the southern Đồng Nai Province. About 14 enterprises were fined for violating regulations governing labour safety and social insurance. – VNA/VNS Photo Vũ Sinh
Viet Nam News

ĐỒNG NAI  About 14 out of 58 enterprises in the southern Đồng Nai Province were found violating labour safety, hygiene and insurance regulations in the first six months of this year.

They were fined a total of VNĐ560 million (US$25,200), the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has said.

These enterprises either failed to obey regulations governing wages and working hours or had been slow in paying social insurance to employees.

About 12 workplace accidents were reported in the province that left 12 workers dead. The reason for these accidents, according to the department, was that the enterprises ignored safety regulations for their employees.

The department would continue to inspect more than 120 enterprises to ensure implementation of labour safety, hygiene and social insurance regulations till the end of this year.

Figures from the labour, invalids and social affairs ministry showed that on average, the ministry’s inspectors carried out about 5,000 inspections each year, discovering between 25,000 and 30,000 violations and collecting fines of about VNĐ10 billion ($450,000).  VNS