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 ...

Workshop discusses future of Vietnamese labour market

Experts discussed the future of the Vietnamese labour market at an online workshop hosted by Nhan Dan (The People) newspaper last week.Dr Bui Sy Loi, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee of Social Affairs, said one of the biggest changes of the labour market ...

Vietnam now needs to walk the talk on sexual harassment

The amended Labour Code (LC) of Vietnam includes a number of positive and important provisions, including a definition of sexual harassment. These changes were accepted by the National Assembly (NA) on 20 November 2019. The new Labour Code defines sexual harassment in the workplace for ...

Vietnam lags far behind in setting healthy work hours: lawmakers

Vietnam is 80 years behind developed countries in approving a 40-hour work week law, which is needed to ensure workers’ quality of life, lawmakers say. On another proposal from the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to increase overtime cap from 300 hours a year to 400, ...

Hoang Thuy, Viet Tuan

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

'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 ...

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 ...

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