(Viet here, English below)
Công ty Nam Hoa chuyên kinh doanh đồ chơi trẻ em và thiết bị giáo dục đuổi trên 30 công nhân với lý do là họ nghĩ quá nhiều – mặc dù họ nghĩ với sự đồng ý của chủ hoặc họ nghĩ vì bệnh- Tuy nhiên công ty đã bồi thường không đúng với quy định của hợp đồng. Phóng viên Lao Động Việt tiếp xúc với công nhân của công ty. Xin mời theo dõi phần phỏng vấn sau đây:
Thực hiện: Lao Động Việt
Nam Hoa workers tell Viet Labor of unfair dismissal (video)
Nam Hoa, a toy and educational supplies company in Binh thanh ward, has fired more than 30 employees for allegedly excessive absences. The company has accused the employees of the offence but, according to the employees, their leaves for medical purposes had been pre-approved by management.
Workers tell Viet Labor: They’re fired arbitrarily
VL has contacted a few of the employees to find out what is behind the company’s decision.
Ms. Trần Thị Lan is one of the people getting laid-off. She says all of her absences had been approved, yet she got fired because the company said she did not work enough hours. Ms Trần said she would agree to go if her compensation would not be altered. The management assured her of this but reneged when she came back to pick up her check. She sued the company and won but she only got half of the amount. She said the management’s attitude was take-it-or-leave-it.
Ms Lê Kim Nghi was also one of the laid-off. She said she came back to work but could not do heavy work and was let go. She was offered a 1.5 months worth of pay, also half the amount she deserved. Asked if she would publicly protest the company’s unjust decision, she said there are not enough people to make a difference.
Among the 30 plus getting laid off, only a few accepted the compensation, the rest refused.
State-run union VGCL silent when employers violate workers’ lawful rights
Vietnam’s Labor Code dictates at least 2 months worth of compensation for those who worked less than 2 years, or 1 month for each year a person worked, whichever is larger. And while the company clearly violates the laws, the employees in this case have no where to to to seek redress. VGCL, the state-run so-called “union”, has not and is not likely to take up the issue.