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New policies on compulsory social insurance, region-based minimum wages and multidimensional poverty standards are among those that will take effect in January 2016.

Vocational schools in Vietnam scale down despite huge investments

VietNamNet Bridge - Multibillions of dong have been pumped into vocational schools, but this has not helped prevent schools from sinking.

Changes in poverty reduction policy

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Prime Minister has approved a master plan to move from single-dimensional poverty measurement to a multidimensional approach.

More workers unemployed despite job vacancies

VietNamNet Bridge - Though the unemployment rate has risen, enterprises complain they are finding it difficult to recruit workers, Nguyen Anh Tuan, head of the Vietnam Productivity Institute (VNPI), said after meeting recently with the local press.

Sexual health education to be launched at vocational schools

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the United Nations Population Funds published materials for educating sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention at vocational schools nationwide in Hanoi

VN shifts to multidimensional poverty scale

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has replaced the single-dimensional approach to poverty with the multidimensional measurement method for 2016 – 2020 period, said an official.

Code fuzzy on forced labour

 VietNamNet Bridge – Lured by high-paying jobs, many workers have been tricked into modern-day servitude. Some are even detained against their will, badly treated and, sometimes, even tortured.

Only 5.97% households live under poverty line

 VietNamNet Bridge – In 2014, over 1.4 million households in Viet Nam were hit by poverty, accounting for 5.97% of the total, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs.

Are 70 percent of businesses unprofitable?

VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has reported that 70 percent of businesses are unprofitable, but the General Department of Taxation (GDT) said it does not know where the figure comes from.

Proposed wage increase worries businesses

VietNamNet Bridge - Businesses say that a proposed minimum wage of 16 percent in 2016 will cause them to go bankrupt, and local products would not have export markets if workers are laid off.

Mental disorders affect about 10% of Vietnam's population

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

More than 10 percent minimum wage increase could lead to massive bankruptcies: VCCI

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has said that if the minimum regional wage increases by more than 10 percent, an increasing number of businesses will dissolve. 

Vietnamese children ready to speak their minds

 VietNamNet Bridge – More than 190 children between 10 and 16 from 30 cities and province will gather in Ha Noi tomorrow (Aug 5) for an annual three-day forum to empower kids' voices.

Higher jobless rate for workers with tertiary-level education

VietNamNet Bridge - Official reports showed there are more people with higher education are jobless than untrained workers.

Half million labourers go abroad in five years

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) announced that about 450,000 Vietnamese labourers were sent abroad to work between 2010 and 2015.

State-owned conglomerates disclose information about chairs’ salaries

VietNamNet Bridge - Some state-owned economic groups and general corporations have publicised their business performances, including managers’ incomes. 

Employment demand rises as economy recovers

VietNamNet Bridge - The demand for workers from Vietnamese enterprises was reported 34 percent higher in the first half of the year in comparison with the same period last year.

Arguments continue over minimum wage and basic needs

VietNamNet Bridge - Government agencies cannot agree on a minimum wage, and continue to argue about whether the current minimum wage can cover the basic needs of workers.

Agencies still unable to solve minimum-wage issue

VietNamNet Bridge - Every year, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and relevant agencies discuss the minimum wage increase, but both businesses and workers have not seen benefits.

VN to launch action month on gender violence prevention

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has announced the creation of a national action month on gender violence prevention and control, which will last from November 15 to December 16 each year.