Hanoi now has the highest debts of social, health and unemployment insurance, standing at VND3,378 billion (US$148.8 million) owed by 23,955 enterprises, affecting the legitimate rights of 334,694 labourers.
Among those, Lilama 3 Joint Stock Company has VND27 billion (US$1,188 million) unpaid in 55 months. It was followed by VIT Garment Company with VND22.15 billion (US$974,600) and Xuan Kien Vinaxuki Company with over VND16.83 billion (US$740,520).
Vu Duc Thuat, Vice Director of the Hanoi Social Insurance, said that these firms have violated the law as well as the rights of labourers, negatively affecting the city’s social welfare and security.
Along with publishing their names, the Hanoi Social Insurance will roll out measures to collect the debts and coordinate with other authorized agencies to launch inspections to protect the rights of labourers, he said, adding that the agency expects to complete the debt collection in October.
As many as 55,747 firms and organisations are joining social and health insurance in Hanoi, including over 48,000 businesses with more than 1.4 million labourers covered with social, health and unemployment insurance.