02/11/2015 14:54 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Agreement signed to bring Vietnamese workers in Algeria home

Algiers, November 2 (VNA) – An agreement on bringing Vietnamese workers in Algeria home was signed between Simco Song Da - the company that sent the workers to Algeria, and its Chinese counterpart Dongyi Jiangsu Co. Ltd on November 1 in Algier.

According to the document, Vietnamese workers employed by Dongyi Jiangsu Co. Ltd in Algeria who want to return home must pay 1,700 USD to end their contract ahead of schedule.

Simco Song Da will pay in advance the compensation amount to the Chinese employer and air tickets to help the returnees.

In early October, 55 Vietnamese workers contracted to work for Dongyi Jiangsu Co. Ltd in Algeria called for help after being beaten by their employer.

The work contract says the workers should be paid based on working days and on a monthly basis. However, when they arrived in Algeria, the Chinese employer wanted to switch to piecework payment.

After the Vietnamese workers objected to the change, they were assaulted by the Chinese employer on September 16. Two workers, Dau Hoang Anh and Dao Ngoc Cuong, were injured during the assault.