Vietnam labor federation wants minimum wage raised 8 pct

Vietnam General Confederation of Labor proposed an 8.18 percent increase in minimum wages while VCCI, which represents employers, suggested 2 percent.The National Wage Council will hold one or two more meetings to debate the issue and come up with a final proposal on adjustments for ...

Doan Loan

Wage Council establishes 5.3% minimum regional wage hike

All members of the National Wage Council today, August 13, finalized a 5.3% minimum regional wage hike for 2019, at an average of VND175,000, following three meetings to discuss the matter.Keep reading ...

Thuy Dung

Most workers said income sufficient to cover living expenses: survey

With average monthly income of VND5.5 million (US$261), nearly half of workers in Vietnam felt that their income was enough to cover basic living expenses, according to a recent wage survey. The survey on wage, income and life quality of workers in 2018 was released yesterday ...

VietnamNet Reporter

VCCI proposes end to minimum wage hikes from next year

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), representing employers in the nation, has suggested keeping region-based minimum wages unchanged from next year as annual minimum wage hikes place a heavy burden on enterprises.Keep reading ...

Thuy Dung

Civil servants’ base salary to increase in July

The monthly basic salary for civil servants, public employees and those working in the armed forces will increase to 1.39 million VND (61.1 USD) from 1.3 million VND (57.2 USD) as of July 1, 2018.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

CPTPP: Vietnam to feel pressure on labor quality

Labor costs in Vietnam are expected to be higher after commitments in the CPTPP (the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade agreement are implemented, experts say.Keep reading ...

Kim Chi

Salary of labour class increased 9.3% in 2017

The average monthly salary increased by 9.3 per cent in 2017, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Vietnam's minimum wages to increase by 6.5 per cent in 2018

The minimum wage will be officially increased from January 1, 2018 by an extra VND180,000-230,000 ($8.07-10.13), depending on the region.Keep reading ...

Ha Vy

PM agrees to VND90,000 salary rise from July 2018

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has agreed to increase the monthly basic salary for civil servants from VNĐ1.3 million (US$57.2) to VNĐ1.39 million ($61.16), or a one per cent increase, starting from July 2018. Keep reading ...


Vietnam’s corruption-prone public sector to receive 7 pct pay rise next year

Vietnamese lawmakers have approved a 7 percent pay rise for workers in the public sector, an area critics say is prone to corruption due to low official salaries. The basic wage in the sector will be raised to VND1.39 million ($61.20) a month from July ...

Anh Minh

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