Many Party and State leaders attended a session of the 12th Congress of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) for the 2018-2023 tenure in Hanoi on September 25.
All 15 members of the National Wage Council agreed to submit a proposal to the Government to increase the regional minimum wage in 2019 by 5.3% during their third meeting in the northern port city of Hai Phong on August 13.
The government will offer all possible support to businesses, start-ups and create jobs to workers, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.
The National Wage Council (NWC) on August 2 managed to nail down a 7.3% increase to the minimum wage in 2017.
The Vietnam General Federation of Labor (VGCL) on October 5 proposed a new minimum wage increase of 14.4% for the 2016 year, higher than the 12.4% increase decided by the National Wage Council back in September.
Vietnam looks to raise its minimum monthly salary by just above 10% next year, the lowest level since 2013, a move that apparently bows to the growing pressure of the corporate sector.
The National Wage Council (NWC) on August 6 adopted a proposal on a 15.1% rise in region-based monthly minimum wage in 2015, which will be submitted to the Prime Minister for approval.