Korean firm in southern Vietnam shuts, owes $2 mil in wages, other debts

By Giang Phuong, Thanh Nien News

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Workers from Tay Ninh Province-based Korean laundry Doosol Vina meet with local officials to ask about their wages and insurance premiums after the company shut down in this photo from Tay Ninh Social Insurance’s website. Workers from Tay Ninh Province-based Korean laundry Doosol Vina meet with local officials to ask about their wages and insurance premiums after the company shut down in this photo from Tay Ninh Social Insurance’s website.

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Police in Tay Ninh Province are seeking to ban a South Korean from leaving Vietnam after his company shut down despite owing wages to more than 100 workers and their insurance premiums besides other debts.
Managers of the Tay Ninh industrial zone said last Friday that Ra Moo Gyun, director of industrial laundry Doosol Vina in Trang Bang Industrial Zone, is likely to flee.
The company owes around 528 million (US$24,800) in wages to 116 workers since August, more than VND6 billion ($282,400) in social insurance premiums, and VND37.4 billion ($1.76 million) in other debts.
The police have asked the Immigration Department to ban the man from leaving the country.
They also asked the Korean consulate in neighboring Ho Chi Minh City to help resolve the debt problem.
The company’s workers stopped working in the middle of last month and have been pleading with Tay Ninh authorities to step in, according to a statement on Tay Ninh Social Insurance’s website.
The insurer said it filed lawsuits in vain against the company in February 2011 and June 2012 for failing to pay workers’ social insurance premiums since 2009.
 
 

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