The Mekong Delta City of Cần Thơ continues to see an increasing number of residents working abroad thanks to local employment and job assistance programmes.
Developing a functional collective bargaining agreement in enterprises is an urgent demand to maintain “harmonious and stable” labour relations.
More than 100 vocational training establishments in HCM City got the chance to learn from British experts at a seminar held on October 4 in the city.
Vietnamese guest workers in foreign countries have contributed to reducing poverty in the Mekong Delta province of Vĩnh Long but the number of workers abroad still remains low, according to the provincial People’s Committee.
The provincial People’s Court in the southernmost province of Cà Mau yesterday sentenced former head of Trần Văn Thời District’s Labour Department to 16 years in prison for stealing more than VNĐ2 billion (US$87,700).
A controversial rule requiring foreign workers in Việt Nam to make social insurance payments is likely to be put into practice soon, several months after it took effect according to law.
Tết (Lunar New Year) bonuses in HCM City are expected to rise 10.8 per cent compared to last year, with the average bonus being VNĐ8.3 million (US$364), according to a report from the city’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Several enterprises, mostly in HCM City, Đồng Nai Province and Bình Dương Province, are now accelerating worker recruitment, preparing for the production expansion after Tết (Vietnamese New Year) Holiday.
As many as 76.7 per cent of informal workers do not have a contract of employment and do not enjoy social welfare policies.
An inaccurate labour database and poor forecasting is exacerbating the nation’s unemployment problem, officials admitted at a conference on Thursday.