Campaign improves law compliance in Dong Nai’s woodwork industry

Campaign improves law compliance in Dong Nai’s woodwork industry

The 2019 Labor Inspection Campaign helped the wood industry in the southern province of Dong Nai improve law compliance for better competitiveness in the global supply chains.
During the national campaign, which focused its support in this industrial hub, training and awareness raising activities were organized for 120 biggest woodwork companies in the province and inspection was carried out at 49 enterprises.

Addressing an event summing up the campaign in Dong Nai on 10 January, Nguyen Van Canh, provincial chief labour inspector said that all the companies “had compliance issues” but they have been improved thanks to the campaign.

Nearly three-fourths of the inspected companies violated regulations on overtime caps, whereas other main non-compliance areas included severance allowances, uses of personal protection equipment and regular health checks for workers.

Many employers also failed to organize genuine social dialogues between the management and workers, or categorize workers in hazardous jobs which did not allow them to receive higher benefits including better wages, more leave days and early retirement.

Kicked off in March 2019, the campaign was conducted by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs with support from the International Labor Organization (ILO) through the US-funded New Industrial Relations Framework project.

The campaign included a mix of inspection, training and communication activities which engaged employers and workers in the industry nationwide to raise their awareness of the importance of labor law compliance.

Source: ILO