Occupational safety and health

Improving the quality of dispatching Vietnamese labourers working abroad

Theo molisa.gov.vn Mar 8 2018 12:00AM GMT + 7

On March 8, 2017, in Hanoi, the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs held a conference Improving the quality of dispatching Vietnamese labourers working abroad under contract

Attending the meeting were Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan Politburo members, Chairman of the Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung; Deputy Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep; Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Social Affairs of the National Assembly Bui Si Loi; Deputy Chairman of the Government’s Office Nguyen Van Tung; Quang Nam’s Vice Chairman of People's Committee Le Van Thanh and representatives from relevant ministries and agencies, representatives from more than 200 enterprises operating in the field of dispatching workers to work overseas.

In the opening speech, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung stressed that the policy of the Party and the State was aimed at boosting labour export. these were not only considered as a method for solving employment, poverty reduction but also the strategy to promote decent work, thereby mobilizing resources for economic development. To improve the quality on the both quantity and quality of labourers going abroad to work, MOLISA will resolutely implementing the measures to reform the work of labour export. In which, the task focused on adjustment the labour export activities of enterprises; Maintaining, developing traditional markets, expanding new markets; Improving the quality of vocational training, foreign languages, and awareness for labourers at the pre-departure course; Expanding the scope of labourers with technical and professional qualifications to work abroad.

According to the report at the conference, in the period of 2014 -2016, the total number of labourers working abroad is approximately 350,000 people. Particularly, in 2016, there are over 126,000 labourers working abroad.

By the end of December in 2016, there were 277 enterprises licensed to send employees to work abroad (including 15 state-owned enterprises, 207 joint stock companies and 55 limited liability companies. After being licensed, the enterprises have organized their operation in accordance with the Law. With the investment into facilities and equipment for skills and language training, many enterprises have brought a large number of labourers to work abroad. From 2010 to now, average about 20 companies annually bring over 1,000 workers to work abroad.

The Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) sets the target that from 2017-2020, annually, 100,000 to 120,000 workers will be dispatched to work abroad, about 80%  of which will be trained.

In order to improve the quality of activities of sending workers abroad, MOLISA will implement many synchronous solutions. Accordingly, the Ministry will develop more stringent regulations and conditions to ensure that only enterprises who really meet the requirements of the law can participate in the activities of dispatching labourers to work abroad

In the forthcoming time, the Ministry will severely punish the enterprises who violate regulations of law and inefficient enterprises.