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Labor exports to Japan tightened

Released at: 14:37, 08/04/2016

Labor exports to Japan tightened

MoLISA introduces measures to ensure less than 5% of exported workers break contracts.

by Minh Tuyet

Labor exporters to Japan will have their licenses revoked if 5 per cent of their workers break their contracts.

This is one of the points contained in Document No. 1123 sent to enterprises by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and attempting to keep the ratio of workers who break contracts at less than 5 per cent.

The Ministry also said that enterprises must strictly follow conditions regarding training time, working time, salary, and management fees, and ensure the standard of living workers have.

Workers sent to Japan are not allowed to work more than eight hours a day and 40 hours a week. Living cost charges must not exceed 20,000 Japanese Yen ($184) per month, except in major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Magoya, where they must not exceed 30,000 Japanese Yen ($275) per month.

Enterprises are not allowed to collect annual fees of more than $3,600 from a three-year labor contract and must not collect an annual fee of more than $1,200 from a one-year contract.

Enterprises must also not make workers pay over VND5.9 million ($565) for a Japanese language course of about 520 lessons.

They must have valid contracts accepted by MoLISA for sending workers to Japan and can then recruit and train workers.

There are now 73 enterprises that have sent workers to Japan, which is among the three most attractive market for Vietnamese workers thanks to the high incomes to be earned.

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