There have been drastic changes in the implementation of the Code of Conduct (CoC-VN) for Vietnamese enterprises sending workers for employment overseas, shows a survey of 20 target businesses.

The survey results were announced at a meeting to review the first year of CoC-VN implementation in Vietnam jointly held by the Vietnam Labour Export Association and the International Labour Oganisation in Hanoi on May 21.

The survey shows that the 20 selected enterprises all comply with regulations on orientation training for future guest workers in terms of duration and curriculum.

Participating workers showed their satisfaction with the quality of training provided by the enterprises. They got a better understanding of the traditional culture and customs of target countries.

Apart from individual participating firms, the survey’s outcomes were partially based on the assessment of Departments of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs in provinces and cities where many labour export enterprises are based, such as the northern provinces of Bac Ninh and Phu Tho, and central Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Ngai provinces.

The departments agreed that enterprises in their localities have conformed to rules in recruiting and maintaining information channels with local authorities to provide timely protection for workers in need of help when working abroad.

In the time to come, the association will install the CoC-VN into 30 more enterprises and sign cooperation agreements with eight other provincial departments on information supplying mechanisms relating to labour export enterprises.-VNA