Labor

Improving labour productivity crucial to sustainable economic growth: experts

Increasing labour productivity is an important factor to promote economic growth in the long run, and is a prerequisite for Vietnam to narrow its development gap with other regional countries and fulfill the goal of becoming a developed country with high income by 2045, said ...

EVFTA to create 146,000 more jobs for 2022-2025 period

It is forecasted that an additional 146,000 jobs will be made for 2022-2025, thanks to the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) implementation. The above figure was shared at the Workshop to assess the impact of EVFTA on labor and employment issues, organized by the ...

Thuy Duong

National Assembly passes higher basic wage for public workers

Basic wage of civil servants and public employees will increase from VND1.49 million (US$60) per month to VND 1.8 million (US$73) from July 1, 2023, according to a Resolution approved by the National Assembly. In Viet Nam, nearly 40,000 civil servants quited their jobs in ...

Workshop discusses innovative solutions to achieve inclusive, equitable quality education

Educationists from around Southeast Asia are discussing best practices and innovative solutions to achieve inclusive and equitable education at workshop that began in HCM City (May 12).Deputy Minister of Education and Training Assoc Prof Dr Nguyễn Văn Phúc said many indicators of general education in ...

Mekong Innovation Initiative launched

The Viet Nam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Mekong Innovation Initiative to help Viet Nam advance the digital economy and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) through developing a more robust, digitally-ready workforce and mobilize resources ...

Hoang Ha

Independent agency should assess, quantify minimum living standards: experts

The concept of “minimum living standard”, which was legislated in 2012, is an important basis for calculating the minimum wage. However, this is also the most controversial topic at every meeting of the National Wage Council. As one of the three parties involved in wage ...

Le Tuyet

Employers evading social insurance payments affects workers' rights

Evasion of social insurance payments for workers increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, as enterprises grappled the economic fall-out of pandemic control measures. However, as stipulated by law, avoiding payment and racking up insurance debt severely affects the social security rights of employees.The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social ...

Meeting held to promote enforcement of 2019 Labour Code

A meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 15 and 16 to discuss the implementation of new content in the 2019 Labour Code and documents guiding its enforcement.Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Van Thanh said the 2019 Labour ...

More than 8,000 ethnic minority women benefit from GREAT programme

More than 8,000 ethnic minority women have enjoyed increased income and 834 new jobs have been created for women in Lào Cai and Sơn La provinces due to the GREAT (Gender Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism) programme supported by the Australian government. At the same ...

Pensions, social allowances expected to rise 15 percent from 2022

Eight groups of people will enjoy a 15 per cent rise in their pensions and social insurance allowances and monthly subventions from January 1, 2022, when a draft decree on the adjustments of these allowances is issued, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and ...

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