New insurance rule to spell trouble for Vietnam workers abroad Thuy Dung By Thuy Dung - The Saigon Times Daily HANOI – The new regulation that requires Vietnamese workers in foreign countries to buy social insurance at home from early next year will cause troubles for them. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai, deputy general director of Hanoi Investment General Corporation (Hanic), said the company sends more than 1,000 workers abroad a year, with a majority of them living in poverty. If the new rule applies, double social insurance payment might happen as some workers are already socially insured. There should be meetings to collect comments and workshops for enterprises to learn about the rule, Mai said on the sidelines of a seminar on overseas labor in Hanoi last week. She asked why Vietnamese workers are forced to buy social insurance locally even though insurance policies in the foreign countries where they are employed are good enough. The currencies of the countries where a large … [Read more...] about New insurance rule to spell trouble for Vietnam workers abroad
Vietnam workers abroad need no local social insurance Thuy Dung By Thuy Dung - The Saigon Times Daily HANOI - Vietnamese nationals who are not socially insured in the country can still go abroad for guest work, according to the Department of Social Insurance under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs. Tran Thi Thuy Nga, director general of the department, told the Daily that the 2014 social insurance law does not provide any regulation forbidding Vietnamese to go overseas for guest work if they do not buy social insurance at home. According to Nga, compulsory social insurance for Vietnamese workers abroad is not at all new as such a regulation did exist in the 2006 social insurance law. The old legislation required Vietnamese workers abroad to buy social insurance in the country no matter whether they were covered by insurance policies in the countries where they were employed. The 2014 law requires all workers to buy insurance, including those employed abroad. As … [Read more...] about Vietnam workers abroad need no local social insurance
Hanoi Times - Vietnamese guest workers help their families financially as well as make a significant contribution to the country’s economy by remitting US$1.8 billion annually. But there are many social concerns that this migration raises. Is sending workers abroad a good way to improve the lives of the poor? How do they fare after returning home and what are the implications on families? A Canadian NGO collaborated with the Center for the Study of Women to do a study. The NGO, HealthBridge Canada, studied the impact of this phenomenon on family life in the northern province of Thai Binh. Thai Binh was one of the earliest to send workers abroad and still accounts for the most number of people working abroad. It sends 2,500-3,000 every year, most of them women, who sent remittances of US$45 million in 2003-05. With the families of guest workers generally thriving, farmers around the country are keen to go abroad to work.But, after returning home, many of them do not … [Read more...] about Is sending workers abroad good for economy, society?
The Hanoitimes - According to the Department of Overseas Labour Management under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs, in October, Vietnam sent 8,857 workers abroad, including 2,878 female workers to Taiwan (China), Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia. Thu Minh … [Read more...] about Vietnam sends 8,857 workers abroad in October
100,000 to 120,000 Vietnamese laborers to be sent to other countries each year by 2020 Of this number, 80 percent will be trained. In last year’s first 11 months, 118,859 laborers, including 44,702 females, worked abroad, according to Tong Hai Nam, Deputy Head of the Department of Overseas Labor under the ministry. Last year was the fourth consecutive year the number of laborers working abroad exceeds 100,000, Nam said. Vietnam has averaged 87,500 laborers working abroad every year during the period 2006-2016, an increase of nearly 4.2 percent each year, according to Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs. In 2016, 126,000 Vietnamese laborers went to other countries to work, an increase of 8.9 percent compared to 2015. Of this amount, more than 30 percent were trained in 2016 while only 15 percent of the total Vietnamese workers abroad in 2015 received training. This year, there are many new chances for Vietnamese laborers to work in new labor markets … [Read more...] about Vietnam to send 100,000 workers abroad annually