Date: November 15, 2015
By: Thu Hang, Thanh Nien News
It will be very difficult for Vietnam to send workers to Taiwan next year after many
Vietnamese illegally broke their contracts to find jobs that paid better, officials said at a Hanoi conference Friday.
Around 1,100 Vietnamese workers in Taiwan quit their job in the middle of their contracts every month this year, almost twice last year’s monthly average, according to data released at the conference. More than 110 labor exporters attended the event.
Officials from the labor ministry said many workers have complained that the exporters charged them too much, US$7,000 a person, much more than the official fee of $4,000 set by the government.
Many workers had to borrow money for the payment, but the jobs they were given did not allow them to pay off that loan easily. Caregivers at hospitals, for example, earn around $500 a month. [FULL STORY]