Vinh Phuc Industrial Parks Authority: Equipping Workers with Labor Laws

10:05:11 AM | 9/10/2020

Over the past time, the Vinh Phuc Industrial Parks Authority (Vinh Phuc IPs Authority) has disseminated labor laws to workers and employers; strengthened administrative reform, and simplified labor administrative procedures to create a favorable environment for investors in Vinh Phuc and ensure the rights and obligations of workers.

Vinh Phuc currently has 18 industrial parks with a total area of ​​more than 5,200 ha. By the end of July 2020, industrial parks attracted 367 valid investment projects, including 62 DDI projects with a total investment capital of over VND14,877 billion and 305 FDI ​​projects with US$4.207 billion. Tenants in industrial parks have employed about 90,000 workers, including more than 61,000 local workers, the rest being from other provinces and foreign workers.

Mr. Bui Minh Hong, Director of the Vinh Phuc IPs Authority, said, “Carrying out State management of labor in industrial parks, the Vinh Phuc IPs Authority has coordinated with relevant agencies and localities to inform and educate employers and employees on labor laws to ensure effective law enforcement. In 2019, the Vinh Phuc IPs Authority organized 12 conferences on legal dissemination and education for nearly 50 enterprises with more than 2,000 people. At the same time, it maintained regular and continuous monitoring of law enforcement and current regulations such as registration of employment regulations, collective bargaining agreement, payroll scale, termination report and overtime.”

Besides, the Vinh Phuc IPs Authority has strengthened inspection of labor law enforcement across enterprises, promptly discovered shortcomings, problems and mistakes in law enforcement, and requested enterprises to fix their shortcomings and comply with current regulations. In 2019, it examined more than 70 companies and supervised labor law execution in some companies such as ELK Dumo Vina Company, KH Electronics Company and Vina Korea Co., Ltd. According to assessment studies, the settlement of labor administrative procedures was carried out quickly and seriously. Problems and difficulties in enforcing labor laws at enterprises are promptly resolved.

Recently, the Vinh Phuc IPs Authority held a conference to communicate and disseminate labor laws to over 200 employees at Solum Vina Co., Ltd based in Ba Thien Industrial Park 2. At the conference, the Vinh Phuc IPs Authority disseminated labor regulations on employment contracts, wages, bonuses, compulsory social insurance regimes, labor disputes, occupational safety and health, and some new contents of the Labor Code 2019, effective from January 1, 2021. This action helped improve workers’ understanding and awareness of labor laws, a foundation for workers to protect their legitimate rights and interests and build a harmonious labor relationship between employers and employees in enterprises in industrial parks.

In the coming time, in order to further improve the efficiency of State labor management and ensure legitimate rights and interests of workers, the Vinh Phuc IPs Authority will focus on planning and forecasting labor demands in the near and long terms to better serve tenants in industrial parks.

By Thanh Loan, Vietnam Business Forum

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