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2019 regional minimum wage discussed

2019 regional minimum wage discussed

The National Wage Council convened its first meeting of the year in Hanoi on July 9, discussing the regional minimum wage increase for next year.

Minimum wage rises, productivity stagnates

Minimum wage rises, productivity stagnates

While labour productivity in Vietnam remains low compared with neighbouring countries, the drastically disproportionate increase of minimum wage and wages might harm the competitiveness of businesses and the development of the country.

Minimum wage to increase 7.3% from early 2017

Minimum wage to increase 7.3% from early 2017

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.

Clothing exports stall as TPP prospects sour

Clothing exports stall as TPP prospects sour

VOV.VN - Clothing and textile exports out of Vietnam jumped 4.4% on-year to US$18.7 billion in the eight months leading up to September of 2016, according to statistics of the Vietnam Cotton and Spinning Association.

Regional minimum wage increase remains pending

Regional minimum wage increase remains pending

The National Salary Council failed to decide on a regional minimum wage hike in 2017 at a meeting in the northern port city of Hai Phong on July 20, according to Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Minh Huan, who is also head of the council.

VGCL proposes 11% increase in minimum wage

VGCL proposes 11% increase in minimum wage

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.

PM urges more care for workers

PM urges more care for workers

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed with the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL)’s proposal to pilot a project on building residential areas, supermarkets, pre-schools, cultural houses and legal assistance centres serving workers at 15 industrial and processing zones.