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Vietnam requests better living conditions for workers in Japan

Hanoi, March 24 (VNA) – The Vietnamese embassy in Japan is working with the employers of Vietnamese workers there, to ask for improved living conditions and a review of housing rent to ensure their rights, said the Foreign Ministry on March 24.

The ministry made the announcement in response to a Vietnamese worker named Nguyen Quang Hung, who contacted the embassy for help regarding their employment conditions in Japan.

Following a working session with Freeasia House who signed labour contracts with the Vietnamese workers, the ministry’s representatives on March 18 inspected sites where the employees are living and working.

In a separate incident, the Vietnamese embassy in Angola reported that Vietnamese workers Tran Xuan Hiep and Pham Van Phuc died of gastric haemorrhage and malaria on March 19 and 21.

Upon learning about the news, the Foreign Ministry’s Consular Department worked with the Ha Tinh provincial Department of Foreign Affairs and guided the victims’ families about the necessary paperwork to bring their bodies back home.

The embassy also coordinated with host agencies and the Vietnamese community in Angola to deal with any arising issues.
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