Despite positive changes, numerous Taiwanese and the Republic of Korea-invested businesses in Ho Chi Minh City have not still conformed seriously to Vietnam’s code of labour.

Le Thanh Tam, Director of the municipal Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, delivered the remark at a meeting on the issue held in the city on May 12.

According to the Department, only 30 percent of some 1,200 Taiwanese and RoK-invested businesses in the city’s industrial zones and export processing zones have signed collective labour agreements.

Several of the businesses have violated regulations on salary payment, leave, fire-off and extra work, said the Director.

The businesses with RoK and Taiwanese investment account for nearly 40 percent of the total number of foreign-invested enterprises in the city and recruit up to 168,000 Vietnamese workers.

Several strikes occurred in those businesses in the first four months of this year, mostly in the garment and footwear sectors, due to delays in salary payment and increase, poor rations and evasion of social insurance payment./.