Vietnam Labour Day held in Republic of Korea

A Vietnam Labour Day was held in the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Sheung city on December 10.

Speaking at the Vietnam Labor Day, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Ba Hoan said that labour cooperation is one of the main fields in bilateral relations.

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Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Ba Hoan. (Photo: VNA)

Since 2004, nearly 130,000 Vietnamese people have worked in the RoK under its Employment Permit System (EPS) programme.

Hoan stressed that sending Vietnamese people to work abroad is a major policy of the Vietnamese Government to generate jobs and income and improve skills and professional behaviour for them, thus contributing to creating high-quality human resources to return to help build the nation.

The official went on to say that labour cooperation will contribute to strengthening the long-standing friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and other countries, including the RoK.

He took the occasion to encourage labourers to make the most of the RoK’s new policy related to training for EPS workers to study and improve their skills to meet the host’s increasing requirements.

Hoan also called on those who are residing and working in the RoK illegally to voluntarily come back home to enjoy the Korean Government's grace policy and be able to return to the East Asian nation to work legally if they wish.

At the event, staff of the Labour Management Board and the EPS Vietnam Office in the RoK guided procedures for workers to return home on time when their contract expires.

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(Source: VNA)