Update: 20:04 | 08/12/2020
(BGO) – It was the direction of Permanent Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee in Bac Giang province (PPC) Le Anh Duong at the meeting on December 7 with departments and sectors about the difficult enterprises, forecast actual situation and protection of labourers’ rights.
The survey proved that in 2020 Bac Giang province had 163 businesses encountering difficulties amid the Covid-19 pandemic, including 93 foreign direct investment (FDI) and 70 domestic companies. More than 37,000 labourers got impacts (nearly 3,300 people stopped working, nearly 34,000 got temporary suspension or reduced working hours).
Permanent Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee in Bac Giang province (PPC) Le Anh Duong speaks at the meeting.
The companies have taken efforts to recover the situation, expand the market, seek new clients, replace or expand more field of production, pay 70 percent of the regional minimum salary to the labourers during suspension time or support 100 – 135,000 VND (4.3 – 5.8 USD) per person per day during the waiting time.
As forecast, several firms will further encounter difficulties in the first quarter of 2021, forcing them to cut down the number of workers and working time. However, these labourers can be rearranged or change the position to the enterprises with employment demand for production expansion.
Vice Director of Department of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs Tran Van Ha voices his opinion at the meeting.
Concluding the meeting, PPC Permanent Vice Chairman Le Anh Duong urged the departments and sectors, especially the Department of Labours, Invalids and Social Affairs, Management Board of the provincial industrial parks, provincial Labour Federation and Social Insurance to actively grasp the status of the enterprises, particularly those with high risks of affection by the pandemic to apply timely and properly solutions.
The early alarming mechanism should be seriously conducted to avoid the situation which the businesses owners run away and violate the labourers’ benefits leading to illegal strike.
Vice Chairman of the provincial Labour Federation Nguyen Van Bac exchanges his opinion.
The sectors were urged to sufficiently follow pandemic preventive measures, boost up communication and popularization of labourers and employment laws to FDI enterprises (consider to translate in foreign languages). Besides, the best possible condition should be created to the businesses investing to Bac Giang province while helping them approach the Governmental supporting policies.
Regarding the specific issues in some businesses, the provincial leader assigned the departments and sectors to base on the function and seriously handle so as to protect the legal rights and benefits for the Government and labourers.