Support crucial for workers heading into New Year

Support crucial for workers heading into New Year

Hundreds of enterprises have had to cease output over the months, putting hundreds of thousands of workers out of work or reducing working hours. Phan Van Anh, vice president of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, told VIR’s Nguyen Thu about the reasons and efforts to support labourers heading into Lunar New Year.
Coteccons sets up sustainable working conditions

Coteccons sets up sustainable working conditions

Coteccons Construction JSC has worked to set up sustainable working conditions for thousands of workers by kicking off a project for the festive season.
Better gender policies for sustainable human resources

Better gender policies for sustainable human resources

Promoting gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace is receiving increased attention from many countries around the world and Vietnam is no exception.
Producers strive for new solutions to retain workers

Producers strive for new solutions to retain workers

Struggling with the sharp drop in orders and export market interest, production businesses that hire vast amounts of employees are nevertheless seeking solutions in an attempt to maintain jobs for all workers.
Putting workers at the heart of operations with ILR

Putting workers at the heart of operations with ILR

Since last year, some companies have recently carried out the amendment and/or supplement to the internal labour rules, followed by registration with the competent authority in accordance with the Labour Code. There are critical points to these rules that can be looked at from a legal perspective in terms of the practice of Vietnam, with a strong focus on notification.
Returning workers yearn for new support

Returning workers yearn for new support

More businesses are being encouraged to create training programmes before and after sending Vietnamese workers overseas, in order for human resources potential to not be wasted on their return.
Immediate hike risks tackled as inflation squeezes workers

Immediate hike risks tackled as inflation squeezes workers

A continued hike in the prices of fuel and input materials for production are expected to drive enterprises and labourers into more difficulties, and affect Vietnam’s efforts to rein in inflation this year.
Foreign groups battle to retain their workers

Foreign groups battle to retain their workers

Offering a less attractive salary and welfare package is one of the reasons why many foreign-invested enterprises in industrial zones cannot retain local workers, some of who are going to desperate lengths to get by financially.
Stakeholders seek sustainable strategies to retain workers

Stakeholders seek sustainable strategies to retain workers

More than 200 business leaders and representatives from authorities met on June 14 to discuss sustainable strategies for attracting and retaining workers.
Industrial zone workers: realities in low-quality living quarters

Industrial zone workers: realities in low-quality living quarters

Vietnam currently has 260 industrial zones in operation, with 75 more being planned, for over 16 million workers that generate massively for the country’s GDP. Industrial zone and social housing developers currently only meet less than 10 per cent of the
Prime minister to directly address workers in industrial zones

Prime minister to directly address workers in industrial zones

On June 12, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh will address approximately 4,500 workers at the northern province of Bac Giang and an additional 63 bridgeheads across the country.
Employers thrash out stance on minimum wages

Employers thrash out stance on minimum wages

Employers still attempting to rescue themselves from pandemic woes are reluctant to see major rises in salary payments for workers, with production costs still on the up.
Overtime cap switch yet to satisfy all

Overtime cap switch yet to satisfy all

The long-awaited scheme on increasing overtime for privately-owned workers has become true, helping labour-intensive employers to improve their competitiveness.
Workers scramble to evade fuel hike

Workers scramble to evade fuel hike

High fuel prices, coupled with a lack of monthly income increases, have pushed the lives of millions of workers into difficulty, with many forced to change their consumption habits, cut living costs, or switch to other jobs.
Employee ire intensifies with insufficient remuneration and working conditions

Employee ire intensifies with insufficient remuneration and working conditions

Facing difficulties in maintaining a standard livelihood due to low wages is a typical situation for most workers at garments and footwear manufacturers.
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