The Trade Union of Industrial Parks (member of the Binh Phuoc Province Federation of Labor) was authorized to distribute the owed wages to hundreds of laborers of Sang Hun Limited Company, a South Korea-invested company located in Dong Xoai 1 Industrial Zone of Dong Xoai Town in Binh Phuoc Province.
Earlier, the Trade Union of Binh Phuoc Province Industrial Parks was authorized to be the representative of the workers to file a lawsuit to the court against Sang Hun Limited Company to ask for their owed wages.
After 3 successful mediations conducted by the court, the laborers were able to receive VND4.891 billion (approx. $215,407), VND1.8 billion ($79,275) of which was the wage and the other VND3 billion ($132,125) was the debt to social, health, and unemployment insurance.
Most workers were not paid any wage from July to September of 2017. The average debt paid to the textile laborers was over VND10 million ($440.3). In particular, an officer received the highest owed wage of VND64 million ($2,818)
In the event, Nguyen Hong Tra, Chairman of the Binh Phuoc Province Federation of Labor, shared that this was the first successful lawsuit of workers asking for pay benefit.
After this case, the Chairman noted that the trade unions in companies should frequently listen to employees so that they could obtain precise information to timely report to the Federation of Labor in order to take measures to ensure the legitimate rights of their workers.
Sang Hun Limited Company began its operation in March 2015 until September 22, 2017. During this time, the company was often late in paying wages to its employees or even owed not only wage but also social insurance.