3-4 months without salary
Sharing and supporting the company’s plight, hundreds of employees initially accepted late wages and salary loans. But almost no one got their salaries for several months in a row, leaving many in dire straits.
Employees have found every way to visit a company leader’s private home to meet with company leaders, request a public meeting at the company, ask for help with partner projects, and even ask for a salary.
Mr MT – an employee of Techgel – said that because he had not been paid, he was forced to take out a credit, then a hot loan, to support his family with two young children.
“The kids have to study, the family has to eat and drink, and then there’s rent, electricity and water bills, so if you don’t have money every month, you have to borrow. It’s difficult to pay salaries,” the company said. I tried to borrow to wait for the salary. Pay
But the company promises every 15 days, then waits, then promises again. We can’t wait any longer. Home owners and creditors come every day to find out how they can live,” he said.
Mr TT – a former Techgel engineer who quit his job just in August – said the company’s workforce was slowly dwindling as they did not get their salaries while the company’s leaders kept showering cake with promises.
Waiting for the company to collect the loan to pay off the salary loan
On August 22 and 23, more than 160 employees of the company in Ho Chi Minh City and projects in Binh Duong, Ba Ria – Vung Tau asked to meet with company leaders to hear satisfactory answers.
According to the details of the meeting between the workers and representatives of the company’s leadership, including Tecgal General Director Mr. Nguyen Tan Minh and Deputy General Director Mr. Doan Tuong Vinh, the workers requested the company to pay the full wages. March to July.
Mr Vinh said the salary loan should be repaid, but the company is facing difficulties, unable to recover loans from the projects. Bank loan and interest is very high so bank does not give more loan.
Meanwhile, General Director Nguyen Tan Minh admitted that it was the company’s fault when it owed the worker wages and thus violated the labor contract. But the reality is that “the company doesn’t have the money to pay now”.
The company has set up a debt recovery team, which will actively collect loans from projects so that there is money to pay off salary loans, social insurance for employees, wherever the money goes, it will pay off salary loans . The company will announce its salary plan on 24 August.
However, Mr. MT – an employee of the company – stated that he and all the employees had not agreed to come up with a separate wage plan as the wage arrears were ongoing for 4-5 months and the company had never done the same. A pay plan other than promised because they had lost their confidence and ability to manage.
One person said, “We just want to get back our sweat and hard work. The company can neither turn around nor let the employees do all this. One cannot live without salary for 4-5 months” ” said another employee.
Some said they lost confidence as the company said it could not recover the loan, did not pay any money and ignored the grave plight of the workers.
While he suspects that the company still has access to tens of billions of dollars in funding from the many projects that have come up since the beginning of the year.