Vietnam: Employee-friendly T&C companies leaving a mark!
Vietnam is, of late, seeing the emergence of several companies that seem to be caring a lot for its employees. Protrade Garment Co. Ltd., one of the leading garment export companies in Vietnam, could be exemplary for several garmenting firms across the country.
Explaining the initiatives taken, Peter Ngo, Vice Director, Protrade Garment Co. Ltd. averred, “We have dormitory (for both male and female workers) where people live without having to pay anything. Since most of the workers are ladies, we ensure that they do not face problems with their small kids and therefore, we have opened kindergartens for the children. We also provide free lunch and if the workers have to do overtime, then we provide free dinner as well.”
The company also runs supermarkets wherein the cost of the product is lower than the market price. Additionally, it provides free bus services to send workers to their hometown for leave and then bring them back once the leave period ends.
On the same lines, Le & Le Garment and Washing, JSC too has been providing free bus services for all its employees. “Organization is like a family. We have buses to drop and pick employees. We build houses for employees and they can pay the amount in 10 years. Also we are building schools where we have employed trained teachers from the Philippines and US. We are giving back something to the community,” said Romeo M Ordas, Country Manager, Le & Le Garment and Washing, JSC, which has also been using environment-friendly chemicals so that there is no harm to the health of employees.
Another leading export house, Bando Vina Co. Ltd. has also taken several initiatives for the welfare of its employees. “We give incentives to our workers depending on their productivity of each production line. Then we run donation programmes and also support some schools near our factories,” mentioned Brian Lee, General Manager, Bando Vina Co. Ltd.
Peter Ngo (R), Vice Director, Protrade Garment Co. Ltd. at shopfloor