NDO/VNA – Vietnamese labourers in the Republic of Korea (RoK) were advised to return home after their labour contracts expire while attending a workshop in Incheon on July 16.
The workshop was held by Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Embassy of Vietnam in RoK.
The event was attended by Vietnamese Deputy Ambassador to the RoK Tran Anh Vu, Director of the Ministry’s Centre of Overseas Labour Ha Xuan Tung, Director of the RoK Human Resource Development Department Woo Bong Woo and about 300 Vietnamese labourers working in the city and the surrounding vicinity.
Addressing the event, Vu underlined fruitful labour cooperation between Vietnam and the RoK based on the two nations’ memorandum of understanding relating to the Employment Permit System programme signed in May, 2016.
He called on Vietnamese labourers in the RoK to adhere to regulations in their contracts, the host country’s laws and to return home when their contracts expire.
He also expressed hope that the RoK’s human resources development department and other organisations and enterprises will continue working with the Embassy in ensuring the legitimate rights of Vietnamese labourers in the country.
For his part, Woo Bong Woo said cooperation in labour between Vietnam and RoK has contributed to the development of the two nations’ relationship, and acknowledged the contribution Vietnamese labourers have made to the nation’s economic development.
He also pledged to support Vietnamese labourers during their stay in the RoK.
According to Tung, numerous job placement activities have been implemented to help Vietnamese labourers who have returned home from the RoK.
During the event, several RoK employers were honoured for their support to Vietnamese workers, as were several Vietnamese labourers for their contributions to the local society.
Currently, the RoK is home to nearly 50,000 Vietnamese workers, about 16,000 of which are working in the country on expired labour contracts.