|Workers receive consultancy before working abroad. — Photo vietnamplus.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has imposed an administrative fine of VNĐ16 million (US$9,522) on 16 labour export businesses for violating regulations governing their activities.
Inspectors from the ministry inspected 79 enterprises, following a request from the Government Inspectorate, which found that a number of enterprises, engaged in sending Vietnamese workers overseas, were suspecting of collecting money illegally.
Inspectors found various violations, including workers being sent overseas for work without registering with the ministry’s Department of Overseas Labour, enterprises taking undue advantage of their operation to collect fees illegally and not organising training classes for the workers as required by the department.
The highest penalty was imposed on Hải Phòng Tourism Oil Service Joint Stock Company, which had its licence revoked, while others were ordered to suspend their operation for a period of 3-9 months.
During the suspension period, these companies are not permitted to sign or register labour supply contracts or recruit, train and send workers overseas for work. — VNS