|Trần Danh Chức, Chairman of Quảng Ninh’s Labour Federation, visited Everbest and talked to the workers, promising to help them getting jobs in other firms in the province. — Photo thanhnien.vn|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NINH — A Taiwanese firm operating in the northern province of Quảng Ninh recently made an unexpected announcement that it was shutting down, leaving nearly 2,300 workers out of a job just before Tết (Lunar New Year).
Trần Danh Chức, Chairman of the Quảng Ninh’s Labour Federation, confirmed the information to Thanh Niên newspaper (Youth).
Last week, Everbest Việt Nam Co. Ltd., an exports footwear manufacturer located in Cẩm Phả City’s Cẩm Sơn Ward, submitted documents to the Quảng Ninh People’s Committee announcing its decision to terminate investment and operations in the province, Chức said.
The reason cited was failing business – the company has not received enough orders to keep the manufacturing operations running.
Authorities in Quảng Ninh has met Everbest representatives to discuss the problems the company has faced and to ensure that the company fulfils all its obligations towards 2,300 workers under its employment.
The company has been asked to give workers all the benefits they are rightfully entitled to. Authorities have ordered the company to submit a detailed plan on realising this responsibility prior to February 15.
In the meantime, the company has to pay the full salary and remuneration packages for workers, including their Tết bonus (the 13th month salary), as well as bus tickets for going home.
The Quảng Ninh Labour Federation has contacted and referred these workers to other firms operating in the province that are in needs of labour.— VNS