Collective wage talks key to aiding growth

Collective wage talks key to aiding growth

Proposals are being looked at to change the timeframe of when wage rises are implemented on an annual basis. International Labour Organization Vietnam director Chang-Hee Lee talked to VIR’s Ha Thu about how the voices of workers can be better heard to help create a driving force to expand the domestic market and promote economic growth.
Debate on 2020 regional minimum wage continues

Debate on 2020 regional minimum wage continues

As usual, at the annual meeting of the National Wage Council next year's changes to the regional minimum wage were discussed.
Talentnet-Mercer Market Pulse Report reveals rising salary trends

Talentnet-Mercer Market Pulse Report reveals rising salary trends

The Talentnet-Mercer Market Pulse Report forecasts that 2019 will see a slight increase in salary increase rate across industries.
Survey: retail and financial firms most eager to hire in Vietnam

Survey: retail and financial firms most eager to hire in Vietnam

Latest surveys show that retail, banking, and insurance sectors are the most likely to increase their headcount in 2019 to support business expansions.
Minimum wage could increase by 5.3 per cent in 2019

Minimum wage could increase by 5.3 per cent in 2019

If the National Salary Council’s proposal is approved by the government, the regional minimum wage will be increased by 5.3 per cent in 2019.
Regional minimum wage may increase by 8 per cent in 2019

Regional minimum wage may increase by 8 per cent in 2019

As usual, increasing the regional minimum wage in early 2019 is a topic of heated debate between authorities and representatives for employers and employees.
Wave of railway and bus station's workers leave for minimum wage

Wave of railway and bus station's workers leave for minimum wage

All guards of Hanoi's Giap Bat bus station must fulfill 21 shifts a months to reiceive a hard-earned wage of about VND4 million ($177) during 12 hours non-stop.  
Wage reforms make sense

Wage reforms make sense

Proposed wage reforms have got businesses thinking.
Vietnam is losing ‘cheap’ labour cost advantage

Vietnam is losing ‘cheap’ labour cost advantage

Vietnam has experienced robust wage growth while a new ILO report shows a worse slowdown in global wages.
Workers are struggling to survive

Workers are struggling to survive

By 2013, price is climbing, the minimum wage should be VND3.5 million ($168.3) to meet today’s workers’ livelihoods.” - Dang Quang Dieu Chief of VGCL’s Institute of Labour Research
Wage hike spooks many enterprises

Wage hike spooks many enterprises

While some enterprises are unhappy about the minimum wage hike proposal, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Minh Huan says his ministry (MoLISA) is determined to raise salaries to improve workers’ living standards.
NA deputies want better minimum wage, same overtime

NA deputies want better minimum wage, same overtime

At their meeting yesterday to discuss amendments to the Labour Code, many National Assembly deputies wanted the minimum wage to be increased, maintaining the number of maximum annual overtime hours.
Wage hike to counter steep cost of living

Wage hike to counter steep cost of living

Workers will see fatter pay packets from October 1, 2011 as the government just ratified minimum wage hike proposals.
Wage hike gets industry thumbs up

Wage hike gets industry thumbs up

A recent minimum wage hike proposal has been well received by industry insiders.
Wage reform in the wings

Wage reform in the wings

State authorities are working on a state sector wage reform draft to make the current wage regime more compatible to actual practices.