Many workers walked off the job in protest against Article 60 of the 2014 Law on Social Insurance. It enforces pension plans that provide a payment of a set amount every month from the date of retirement through the rest of workers’ life if they have paid social insurance for a total of 15 years or longer. Or a one-time lump sum will be offered after workers quit or lose their jobs if insurance is paid for less than 15 years.
However, workers of PouYuen Vietnam want to take a one-time lump sum when they stop working, or choose between a lump sum and a pension plan.
An employee of PouYuen Vietnam told the Daily that he and his co-workers returned to work after hearing news that the Government promised to meet their demand by asking the National Assembly Standing Committee to revise the article.
At a monthly media conference of the Government in Hanoi on Wednesday, Nguyen Van Nen, minister-chairman of the Government Office, said the Government would ask the National Assembly Standing Committee to review Article 60 as suggested by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor and agreed by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee.
Nen said the request by striking workers is legitimate, so the Government will request the legislature to amend the regulation.
Đăng ký: VietNam News