No-contract, informal workers don’t enjoy social welfare policies

As many as 76.7 per cent of informal workers do not have a contract of employment and do not enjoy social welfare policies. []The country had 40 million informal labourers, including 18 million people doing non-agricultural jobs (no-contract workers at construction sites, household-scaled production, small traders) ...

VNS Reporter

Samsung rejects NGO report on worker mistreatment

A non-governmental organization (NGO) report said workers at two factories of Samsung Electronics Vietnam do not have employment contracts and noise there is higher than permitted levels. IPEN organization of Sweden and the Hanoi-based Research Center for Gender, Family and Environment in Development (CGFED) interviewed 45 ...

Thuy Dung

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

APEC 2017: Supporting laborers to adapt to age of digital economy

Facilitating cross-border e-commerce, equipping laborers with new skills adaptable to employment requirements in the age of digital economy, and unlocking development potentials of the region by increasing the number of high-quality human resources and education cooperation are important topics at the APEC Business Summit 2017 ...

Hanh Dung

Workers face daunting Industry 4.0 challenge

State-owned enterprises and local businesses should pay due attention to training workers for the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) so that they are not rendered redundant, experts say.Keep reading  ...

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