Viet Nam has the ninth-lowest unemployment rate in the world, but wage cuts by enterprises and the widespread lack of insurance mean even those fortunate enough to be employed still face challenges. Nguyen Minh Huong reports
dimanche 21 avril 2013
samedi 2 mars 2013
The Song Da Corporation will send 2,000 workers and engineers to Russia and Japan for training with a major on nuclear power construction from 2-3 years, starting from 2013.
jeudi 21 février 2013
Vu The Nguyen was excited when he heard he would be a father, but just eight months later, the young steel factory worker is living in fear. “My wife is having a baby next month and she’s expecting me to provide the best conditions for our first child,” says the 26-year-old who works in northeast Vietnam. “But I can’t tell her the truth – that I haven’t been paid for six months.”
vendredi 21 décembre 2012
HANOI - Sex workers in Vietnam are struggling to figure out their next steps after the government’s decision earlier this year to release them from compulsory detention centres that have been widely condemned for alleged human rights abuses.
Nearly one million workers remained unemployed as the economy couldn’t create enough jobs for both new entrants to the labour force and the existing jobless, according to the Labour Force Survey Report 2012.
vendredi 14 décembre 2012
Garment, footwear and electronics enterprises plan to give to their workers the Tet bonuses valued at one or two-month salaries. Meanwhile, commercial banks, which always offered sky high Tet bonuses, still ponder on the Tet bonuses.
mardi 20 novembre 2012
Vietnamese workers have never before suffered such a constant anxiety about the jobs like in 2012. The anxiety has become bigger towards the end of the year, when the traditional Tet holiday nears.
samedi 17 novembre 2012
Shipbuilding yards have been left idle and big ships have become rusty, while crews have been calling for help from abroad. These all reflect the current situation of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin), which was once the giant in the shipbuilding industry.
mardi 16 octobre 2012
A lot of workers have not been present at production shifts these days, because they spend time doing everything they can to force business owners to pay salaries.
mercredi 3 octobre 2012
HANOI — Vietnam distributed more money in unemployment benefits in the first eight months of the year than it did during all of 2011, reflecting the economy's slowing growth.
lundi 3 septembre 2012
Ensuring social insurance fund payment stability remains a pressing question.
mercredi 29 août 2012
The BBC has found disturbing evidence of Vietnamese textile workers being kept in slave-like conditions at a Vietnamese-run factory in Russia.
jeudi 16 août 2012
HA NOI — The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has instructed cities and provinces to re-examine and monitor foreigners working in Viet Nam.
mercredi 21 mars 2012
Southern industrial zones are offering workers few housing projects.
samedi 11 février 2012
The year 2012 offers many opportunities for Vietnam to send workers abroad, according to the Overseas Labour Management Department under the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs.
mardi 7 février 2012
The cost of housing in Vietnam is 25 times higher than the average workers wage, 5 times higher than housing in developed countries and 10 times higher than housing in developing countries according to a real estate expert.
dimanche 29 janvier 2012
Vietnam plans to send 90,000 workers abroad this year since new employment opportunities are opening up in Japan and Libya.
jeudi 12 janvier 2012
Hanoi - Vietnam reported a record number of wildcat strikes last year because of demands for salary hikes prompted by soaring inflation, authorities said Thursday.
mardi 4 octobre 2011
Among countries that have been exporting workers to Japan, the Japan International Manpower Development Organisation (IM Japan) has decided to only recruit female workers from Vietnam, the Board for Management of Vietnamese Workers in Japan has said.
jeudi 29 septembre 2011
SEOUL — South Korea has temporarily stopped accepting new migrant workers from Vietnam because about 2,000 Vietnamese have failed to leave after their work visas expired, an official said.
mardi 13 septembre 2011
Vietnamese labourers working abroad are expected to send home some $1.8 billion by the end of the year, said Overseas Labour Management Department under the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs.
mardi 16 août 2011
HANOI - A survey shows up to 90 per cent of country people who move to big cities aren't covered by social insurance and they don't qualify for subsidised care while they are away from their areas.
lundi 15 août 2011
Hanoi - Nearly two-thirds of labourers working at one of two controversial Chinese-run bauxite mines in Vietnam's Central Highlands do not have permits, local media said Friday.
mercredi 10 août 2011
Many Vietnamese companies in labour-intensive sectors such as footwear, textile and garment have been receiving a large number of outsourcing orders transferred from China, where production costs have soared.
jeudi 14 juillet 2011
Hanoi - Nearly 2,000 workers at a South Korean-owned garment factory in Vietnam were holding the second day of a wildcat strike over low wages, an official said Thursday.
mardi 24 mai 2011
A coastal hamlet in the central province of Binh Thuan has the dubious distinction of attracting abandoned women who do sex work for a living.
lundi 23 mai 2011
The number of strikes in Vietnam is soaring, official media said Wednesday, as workers in the communist nation struggle to cope with one of the world's highest rates of inflation.
mercredi 18 mai 2011
Hanoi - The number of wildcat strikes in Vietnam has risen sharply due to high inflation and poor working conditions, authorities said Wednesday.
jeudi 28 avril 2011
Hanoi - The HIV virus is spreading among sex workers in Vietnam because agencies are not pulling together to fight the disease, state media said Thursday.
mardi 8 mars 2011
HANOI — Thousands of workers at a Yamaha motorcycle factory in Vietnam were on strike Tuesday demanding higher pay and benefits, a company official said, as consumers struggle with double-digit inflation.
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