Labor experts have issued warnings about the sacking of workers over 35 years old, especially at foreign invested enterprises (FIEs).
Vietnam has posted the highest regional increase in minimum wages over the last three years, more than Indonesia and China, but workers still struggle to make ends meet.
A labour ministry proposal to double the overtime limit for workers to 400 hours per year has evoked a mixed response from workers, and clear disagreement from some officials.
Labour disputes kept increasing over the past years and became more complicated, demonstrating a need for adjustment of related regulations and measures to improve relations between workers and employers.
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) has asked the National Salary Council to increase regional minimum wages in 2017 by 10-11% from the current rates.
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGLC) has submitted plans to increase the minimum wage by 16-17% in 2016 to the National Salary Council.
Businesses must facilitate workers’ access to information on labour issues and corporate social responsibility, said participants at a forum in Ho Chi Minh City on March 19.