Over 25,000 Vietnamese citizens abroad have been deported since 2018 for violating local laws, the public security ministry said.
As the sole breadwinner of a family that can barely afford to make ends meet, Huong has no idea how she would be able to take care of herself after retirement.
Vietnam’s minimum wage will go up 6 percent starting July 1, two years after remaining unchanged.
Many seasonal workers don’t have labor contracts despite lasting working durations, preventing them from accessing benefits like social insurance or sick pay.
Wildcat strikes by workers increased by 40 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, according to the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor.
Vietnam plans to raise its minimum wage by 6per cent from July to help workers weather the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government said on Tuesday.
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With the clock ticking towards Vietnam’s earlier announced reopening to international tourists on March 15, the government has yet to confirm which groups of travellers would be granted visas on arrival.
Pham Thi Tuoi rushed into the kitchen after parking her bike in front of the door at around 8 pm to grab some rice.
Still reeling from the trauma of Covid-19 lockdowns, many people have decided to remain in their hometowns rather than return to the urban centers they fled, causing a labor shortage.
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.
Nguyen Minh Hong, 26, quit her job as an administrative employee in HCMC a month before Tet (Lunar New Year). She had interviewed at four companies but decided to quit anyway though she was not hired.
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Vietnam needs 23,866 medical workers to carry out preventive healthcare programs, including 8,000 doctors and 4,000 public health graduates, authorities say.
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.
Some festive cheer is missing in major cities and industrial hubs, with scant to no Tet (Lunar New Year) bonus being paid to workers because of pandemic impacts.
Thousands of employees at Pou Chen, the world’s largest manufacturer of branded sports footwear, went on strike at a factory in southern Vietnam on Friday, demanding better year-end bonuses, state media reported.
It is estimated that around 2.2 million workers have left Vietnam’s major cities and returned to their hometowns due to the long-lasting pandemic impacts.
Businesses in the southern Vietnamese metropolis Ho Chi Minh City are facing labour shortages and need around 310,000 workers this year.
Contrary to much reporting, Vietnam has not authorized independent workers’ unions.
Around 370,000 migrant workers are unlikely to return to HCMC, which they left amid the Covid-19 restrictions and job losses to go back to their hometowns.
These include some 1.85 million workers who had their labour contracts temporarily suspended or were told to take unpaid leave.
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