The region-based minimum wage will not be adjusted in 2021, said Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Van Thanh, Chairman of the National Wage Council, at a meeting in Hanoi on August 5.
It is necessary to carefully consider reducing labourers’ working hours from 48 to 44hours per week to ensure the interests of enterprises, said Phan Thi Thanh Xuan, Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association.
According to the Vietnam Logistics Association, logistics industry lacks of around 2 million employees.
Nearly 99 percent of labourers have returned to work at industrial parks and economic zones in the northern port city of Hai Phong following the nine-day traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
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The 24 employees of a subsidiary of the Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) group, and their two children, suffered no injury during their two-day ordeal and are in stable condition.
Lazada is closing offices across Southeast Asia and Hanoi has not managed to dodge the axe.
Staff at a Ho Chi Minh City medical center have been walking out due to low pay, the center's director has said.
Employees in Ho Chi Minh City earn the highest average monthly salary in the country, according to the latest report of the leading recruitment website VietnamWorks.
Many banks throughout the country need to recruit more employees for their newly opened branches this year or to replace staff members who quit their jobs before the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
Social dialogue and collective bargaining is the foundation for building harmonious labour relations in businesses, heard a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on October 25.
Salary increases this year at both multinationals and major local companies have in general been higher than inflation rates, a survey by Mercer, a global provider of human resource services, and Talentnet Corporation, its associate in Vietnam, has found.
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Most of employees have returned to work following the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, companies reported.
Tens of thousands of posts have been removed in recent years in an effort to make the government leaner.
Bringing the cap to 600 hours a year will allow employers to exhaust their workers and cut back hiring, it says.
Many banks have plans to expand employment this year as around 25.6% of banks said they had fallen short of staff by the end of last year, the Monetary Statistics and Forecasting Department of the State Bank of Vietnam revealed in a survey.
The survey has also found more than half in the group don't actually like what they are doing, despite good pay.
Vietnam’s state-owned coal and minerals corporation is facing government inspection after spending over VND70 billion (US$3.13 million) on logo-bearing medals for its employees.
Minimum wage for contracted employees will increase between VND180,000-250,000 (US$8.18-11.3) per month from January 1, 2017, according to a decree issued by the Government.