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Employers sell private assets to offer Tet bonuses to workers

Many enterprises in Vietnam are struggling to give Tet bonuses for their workers.

HCMC expects sharp bounce back from Covid-19 recession

The city needs a sharp bounce back from the Covid-19 recession from the beginning of the year to return to its normal growth rate.

Vietnam continues to increase retirement age from 2022

Vietnam will continue to increase the retirement age from January 1, 2022 in line with the Labour Code 2019.

16 million Vietnamese may not have a pension by 2030

Many countries in Southeast Asia are facing the risk of an aging population. As a result, subsidies for the elderly will gradually become a burden on governments.

Pensions too low, hundreds of thousands of retired workers struggle

About 400,000 people who retired before 1993 are paid pensions that are far below the regional minimum wage. Most of them struggle with their lives, especially if they are very old and have many diseases.

ILO Vietnam willing to help Vietnamese gov’t, employers, workers

Country Director of the ILO Vietnam Chang-Hee Lee has said that ILO Vietnam was ready to help the Vietnamese Government, employers and employees to find suitable jobs as the coronavirus takes its toll on the health and labour markets and the economy.

Vietnam aims to contain COVID-19 within one month

The Government will take more drastic actions to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the next one month, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said while concluding the government's regular meeting for March on April 1.

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Hand, foot and mouth disease strikes Hanoi; Construction sector owes USD25m in unpaid wages; Hao Duong delays paying environmental pollution fines; As many as 3,000 part time jobs awaiting students during Tet; Chemical traders ignore dangers: HCMC

Social welfare procedures in need of revamp: National Assembly

 Chairwoman of the NA Committee for Social Affairs, Truong Thi Mai, yesterday asked the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to improve social welfare procedures.

Three dead, three injured in lightning strikes in Lao Cai

Heavy rain mixed with thunder and lightning killed three children and injured three others in the north-western province of Lao Cai on July 19.

Retirement homes catch on among elderly

 VietNamNet Bridge – Social welfare is becoming a more pressing issue in Viet Nam as the years go by, including the establishment of nursing centres for the elderly.

Skepticism on "bonus for families with two girls" policy

On the sidelines of a meeting of the National Assembly’s Committee on Social Affairs on January 29, many experts said they were shocked with the plan on rewarding the families with two daughters of the General Department of Population.

$400m spent on social welfare, humanity activities

 VietNamNet Bridge – A full VND8.8 trillion (US$419 million) was spent this year on social welfare, hunger elimination and poverty reduction, according to a report from the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam.