Production facilities in HCMC are struggling to meet the stringent new reopening conditions related to Covid infections and commuting.
A mere 2 percent of a VND7.5 trillion ($328.4 million) salary support package for Covid-affected workers has been disbursed after a month due to red tape.
Thousands of jobless workers in Vietnam’s biggest city are trying to flee to their hometowns, many on motorcycles piled high with belongings, following an extension of restrictions in the epicentre of the country’s worst coronavirus outbreak yet.
Faced with one bureaucratic hurdle after another, many workers in Hanoi have simply given up claiming Covid-19 support after losing their jobs to the pandemic.
Many businesses in the southern region have found the stay-at-work production model financially untenable and want a more flexible Covid-19 strategy to keep supply chains intact.
Manufacturers for Nike and Adidas forced to close factories as infections rise
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.
Chinese manufacturers in southern Vietnam are suffering amid lockdowns and business closures, and they are not confident restrictions will be relaxed soon. A growing number of Chinese manufacturers have moved to Vietnam since the start of the trade war to…
Vietnam’s Covid-19 hotspot Ho Chi Minh City has twice extended its lockdown, hitting manufacturers trying to export items such as clothing. An economist said the fourth wave is more devastating for labour migrants, informal workers and those in service industries…
Thu Huong is financially independent and has retired from her career as a banker at 27, joining the retire early movement around the world.
Key supply chains for Apple, Ikea and Nike hit by strict anti-virus curbs.
Taiwan’s Pou Chen Corp (9904.TW), which makes footwear for companies such as Nike (NKE.N) and Adidas (ADSGn.DE), suspended operations at its plant in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday as COVID-19 curbs hit factories in the country’s business hub.
Taiwanese-invested footwear maker Pouyuen Vietnam suspended 3,546 workers from the Mekong Delta Province of Tien Giang for seven days starting Friday for Covid-19 contact tracing.
Other companies expected to follow suit as government signals private purchases
The latest Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam has dented tourism workers’ hopes for the peak summer travel season.
Many companies are unhappy with a new regulation that requires their foreign executives to have academic qualifications in their current line of work.
Vietnam Railways owes its 11,300 workers four months’ salaries due to a funding delay by the government, and fears this could cause many to quit.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) is striving to send 90,000 Vietnamese labourers to work abroad in 2021.
Millions of workers lost their jobs to Covid-19, but many do not even get unemployment benefits since their former employers failed to pay social insurance premiums.
Forty five percent of Vietnamese are worried about losing their jobs to machines in future, a survey has found.
The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is beneficial for both Hanoi and Brussels, but is Vietnam keeping its end of the bargain on labor rights ?
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.
A new piece of legislation to take effect on February 1 will grant bonus pay to female workers who do not plan to take menstrual leave and are approved to work on their periods by their employers. The provision was mentioned in…
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…
Workers will have 19 days on the public holidays on full pay in 2021. When a public holiday falls on a weekend – either Saturday or Sunday – the following days will be observed as a paid holiday.
Ngo Minh Hieu, a convicted hacker who once stole the personal information of 200 million Americans, has recently been recruited by Vietnam’s National Cybersecurity Center (NCSC).