Around 1,000 tech and textile workers in Nghe An and Ha Tinh Provinces in central Vietnam went on strike Tuesday over pay and benefit demands.
Approximately 5,000 workers from a leather shoe manufacturing company in central Nghệ An Province returned to work on Monday (Feb 14), after six days on strike.
The number of unemployed workers in Vietnam is expected to rise this year to 1.3 million, higher than the 1.2 million recorded last year.
Contrary to much reporting, Vietnam has not authorized independent workers’ unions.
Tens of thousands of people, mostly migrant workers, left Ho Chi Minh City over the weekend as the largest metropolis in Vietnam eased a months-long COVID-19 lockdown, triggering fears of labour shortages and more disruption to manufacturing.
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor may be unable to fight for workers’ rights, but it is well-placed to help them amid the COVID-19 crisis.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) is striving to send 90,000 Vietnamese labourers to work abroad in 2021.
About 1.3 million people in Vietnam became unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the General Statistics Office (GSO) said at a press conference on the country’s labor and employment situation held in Hanoi on Wednesday.
Government Decree No. 135/2020/ND-CP, effective as of January 1, 2021, states that starting next year, the new retirement age will be 60 years 3 months for men and 55 years 4 months for women. SGGP has conducted an interview with…
Starting next year, the retirement age will be increased to 60 years and three months for men and 55 years and four months for women.