Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Labour-export companies might be banned from sending Vietnamese workers abroad for jobs considered dangerous.
These include hunting crocodiles and sharks. It is also looking at stopping staff working in other countries in pressure-sensitive positions, such as underground and in the dive industry.
People looking at leaving Viet Nam for a career as a masseuse may also have problems.
These were some of the highlights revealed under a new draft decree, compiled by the Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs.
The ministry will now collect comments from relevant agencies, experts, organisations and individuals before finishing its final draft and send to the Government.
The draft decree aims to replace the existing decree No 126/2007/NĐ-CP issued in August 2007 by the Government, instructing the implementation of some articles of the Law on Vietnamese workers working overseas under contract.
The deadline for sending comments is set to be January 31, 2019, the ministry said. People could access http://duthaovanban.molisa.gov.vn to voice their opinions.
Under the draft, the companies are not allowed to send labourers abroad to work at war-hit areas or areas having a high risk of war, radioactive-contaminated areas or areas affected by epidemics.
The ministry also planned to prohibit the companies to dispatch labourers overseas to do heavy and hazardous works, such as works exposed to explosive and noxious substances in processing ferrous metal ores or works that labourers have to regularly contact with chemicals, including nitric acid, sodium sulfate, and carbon disulfide.
Statistics from the ministry’s Department of Overseas Labour show more than 102,000 Vietnamese labourers were sent to work abroad in the first nine months of this year, 10 per cent higher compared to the same period last year.
The ministry targets to send about 111,000 workers abroad by the end of this year. —VNS