As many as 670,000 employees lost their jobs in the first four months of 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to the Department of Employment under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Representatives of Vietnam’s labour sector met with Russian partners last week to kick off the first round of negotiations for sending Vietnamese labourers to work in Russia.
The implementation of the labour contract law has fallen far short of hopes, as many workers still lack contracts and are vulnerable to abuse and mistreatment.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has released a draft decree stipulating that the minimum wage for cadres, civil servants, public employees and those working in the armed forces will go up on May 1, 2016.
Regional minimum wages will be raised by an average 12.4% on January 1, 2016 as approved by the Government recently, two months after the plan was proposed by the National Salary Council.
(VOV) -The number of illegal Vietnamese guest workers has seen a slight drop after six months of implementing a special Memorandum of Understanding under the Korea Employment Permit System (EPS) for Vietnam signed in 2013.
(VOV) -A job fair for workers who have finished labour contracts in the Republic of Korea and Japan and returned home on schedule will be held concurrently in Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, and Lang Son provinces on August 2.
(VOV) -The Vietnamese Embassy in the Republic of Korea (RoK) on May 27 imposed fines on two Vietnamese guest workers for violating labour regulations.
(VOV) -Vietnam has established an overseas labour management office in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK), following the Korea Employment Permit System (EPS) with the intention of protecting the legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese guest workers.
(VOV) - Vietnam wants to boost the strategic cooperation partnership with the Republic of Korea, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung told his RoK counterpart Kang Chang-hee during talks in Seoul on July 22.
(VOV) - Vietnam created jobs for 130,000 people in January, of whom 7,000 were sent to work abroad under labour contracts.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has given the green light to send Vietnamese workers back to Libya.