Dissemination on the Law on contract-based Vietnamese overseas workers for provincial employment service centers in the South Vietnam

“I really appreciate GIZ and DOLAB who organised very worthwhile training workshop for us. Since the Law on contract-based Vietnamese overseas workers came into force in January 2022, there are still some points that are not easy for us to comply with in the process of law enforcement. The training workshop not only provides further detailed knowledge and explanation, but it also grants us a great opportunity to pose the direct questions to representatives of Department of Overseas Labour (DoLAB) which is very helpful to our daily works” shared by one of participants from An Giang province.

 To disseminatemore extensive the Law on contract-based Vietnamese overseas workers (Law 69) to provincial Employment service centre’s representatives who are undertaking the role of advising and managing potential migrant Vietnamese workers , a training workshop was organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – the Programme Migration & Diaspora (PMD) in collaboration with DoLAB of Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs on the 14th of April 2022 in Vinh Long city.

The training course drove the attraction of 42 participants including representatives of the Department of Overseas Labour and Employment Service Centers of 18 provinces in the south of Vietnam including Ba Ria Vung Tau, Binh Duong, Tay Ninh, Binh Phuoc, An Giang, Bac Lieu, Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Can Tho, Dong Thap, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Long An, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh, Vinh  Long and Soc Trang. 

 The training workshop consists of 6 thematic presentations. Those are law on contract-based Vietnamese overseas workers, its circulars, decrees and regulations on implementation measurement, finance management of service provision and overseas employment support fund, penalties for administrative violations and database system of contract-based Vietnamese overseas workers. The question-and-answer sessions have been followed after each presentations to facilitate participants comprehend more comprehensively articles of the law. By this way, representatives from DOLAB also understand what difficulties their counterparts at local may face up with, how to resolve it in differently provincial contexts and learn from different resolutions on such as contract-based oversea workers support and management.

This workshop, furthermore, creates the opportunities for both DOLAB and provincial service employment service centre’s representatives to have direct discussion to enhance 69 law enforcement at local level.