15 Chinese work without permit in Ba Ria-Vung Tau
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Inspecting Meisheng Textiles Vietnam Co. Ltd. in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province for their use of labor, the provincial Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs has found 15 unskilled Chinese laborers working without a work permit.
The cover page of a work permit for foreigners in Vietnam Photo: Internet
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The company, located in the Ngai Giao Industrial Park in Chau Duc District, is a 100% foreign owned company belonging to Leading Textiles Group, which was established in Australia and have associate companies in Malaysia and Vietnam.
Chief inspector of the department, Le Hong Men, yesterday said the agency fined the company VND17.5 million (US$840) for violation of Vietnam’s regulations on foreign labor management.
In addition, the department also requested that the company train Vietnamese workers to replace the unskilled Chinese.
Talking with Tuoi Tre the same day, Colonel Le Toi Sung, deputy director of the provincial Police Department, said concerned agencies have urged the company to get work permits for these workers or they would face expulsion.
Under Vietnam’s current regulations, foreigner workers who work on contracts for more than three months in Vietnam are required to obtain a work permit.
In August last year, the southern Ca Mau Province authorities found more than 600 Chinese working on over-3-month contracts without work permits at the construction site of the Ca Mau Urea Plant, part of the Ca Mau Gas-Power-Fertilizer complex.