Labor

Labor policy and administration

'Harsh' tactics used to keep wages low for Vietnamese garment workers

European and U.S. fashion brands sourcing from Vietnam must stop their “harsh” tactics that push down workers’ wages and trap millions in poverty, labor rights campaigners said on Thursday.Earlier this year, charity Oxfam criticized Australian fashion firms for using a “system of entrenched exploitation” that ...

Vietnam targets ensuring equal labour rights for people with disabilities

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong in mid-March signed a document ratifying Vietnam joining the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s Convention 159 on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Disabled Persons. The ratification strongly affirms Vietnam’s commitment to ensuring that workers with disabilities are ...

Foreign firms in Vietnam face skilled workforce shortage amid FDI wave

Vietnam’s demand for highly-skilled workers will continue growing steadily in the wake of increasing foreign investment inflow, causing a severe shortage of highly-qualified human resources in the time to come, expert have warned.Keep reading ...

Minh Tam

Retirement age may go up due to trade deals

The retirement age for male and female workers could increase from 60 and 55 at present to 62 and 60 respectively from 2021, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Informal workers wary of opt-in social insurance

Farmers and workers in the informal sector are often reluctant to buy voluntary social insurance because they do not understand its benefits and lack knowledge about the programme.[]As of the end of last year, the country had 221,000 holders of voluntary social insurance cards.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

CLMTV countries discuss social insurance for migrant workers

Senior officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam (CLMTV) convened their fourth meeting on labour cooperation in Hanoi on August 20, discussing social insurance connection for migrant workers in countries involved.At the conference, participants were updated about the latest information on migrant workers’ affairs ...

Employees could work more overtime

Employees could work up to 400 hours of overtime per year compared to the current 200 hours under the revised Labour Code which will be submitted to the National Assembly next year.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

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

About 3 million workers need accommodations by 2020

Around 3 million workers will have demand for housing by 2020, according to reports by 46 out of 63 provinces and cities. As of late 2017, about 1.2 million workers needed accommodations, the reports said.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnam could lose 5 million jobs to robots by 2020: ILO

Vietnam could lose 5 million jobs to automation by 2020. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) made the alarming proclamation in the context of the rise of Industry 4.0 and Vietnam’s lack of human resource quality.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

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