Forty Vietnamese workers who are suffering hunger and cold without wages in Ekaterinburg city of Russia’s Sverlov province will be identified and receive assistance, Head of the Overseas Workers Management Department Nguyen Ngoc Quynh said.
Quynh said the department and the Consulate Department of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry have asked the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia to help the workers under the citizens protection policy.
The workers came from northern Ha Nam , Hung Yen and Bac Giang provinces to work for a leather shoe workshop in Ekaterinburg city without going through Vietnam ’s labour export companies, he said.
On the other case of 36 Vietnamese workers who are now waiting in Moscow to return home, Quynh said his department will ask the Vietnamese business concerned to directly work with their Russian partner to protect worker rights in Russia .
The workers said they were not paid their whole salaries and were working without medical and labour insurances when Russian companies unilaterally cut their contracts. They were sent by the Centre of Dispatch Labour to Overseas of the Vietnam Steel Corporation (VSC) in December 2008 and January 2009 to work for Russia’s construction sector under the contract signed by VSC and APC Limited Liability Company in Russia.-VNA