Latest News about Vietnamese workers
As of September, 31.8 million above-15-year-old labourers in Vietnam were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with either job losses, reduced working hours and income or rotational leave.
Migrant workers in HCM City are seeking part-time work to compensate for reduced hours after the second COVID-19 outbreak.
Vietnam may break a 10-year trend by not increasing regional minimum wages for private businesses in 2021 to help ease the financial burden on those ailing from the pandemic.
Foreign markets such as Japan, Germany, and Taiwan (China) have moved to welcome Vietnamese workers yet again, according to the foreign labour management department at the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Japan has committed to supporting and protecting Vietnamese trainees, while proposing setting up a hotline between the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Vietnam Embassy to assist interns.
Only 28 per cent of industrial zone workers are provided with stable accommodation, while the rest have to rent houses with poor sanitation and infrastructure.
More than 132,800 Vietnamese workers went working overseas during the 11 months of 2019, surpassing the year's target of 120,000, according to figures from the Vietnam Association of Manpower Supply (VAMAS).
The need for laborers is expected to become more serious when the EU-Vietnam FTA (EVFTA) takes effect.
Japan has overtaken Taiwan as the most popular destination for Vietnamese guest workers, according to the Department of Overseas Labor, under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Two separate groups of public security and foreign affairs officials departed for the United Kingdom at the weekend, following news that all victims in the Essex lorry tragedy were believed to be Vietnamese.
The Overseas Labor Management Department, under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, has warned of risks for local laborers who illegally go abroad for work, especially in Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
With a host of high-income nations opening their doors to Vietnamese guest workers in recent times, this marks a golden opportunity for local labourers to secure a quality job and enjoy attractive incomes.
Nearly 8,000 work accidents occurred in 2018, killing 1,039 people and injuring 7,190 people, according to Nguyen Thanh Do from the HCM City Federation of Labour.
Vietnam secured a silver medal at the 45th World Skills Competition (WorldSkills 2019) which concluded in Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia) on August 27.
Australia has expanded the number of Work and Holiday Maker visa places available to Vietnamese people, upping the annual intake from 200 to 1,500 a year from September 2, according to the Department of Home Affairs’ media release.
The 45th World Skills Competition will begin on August 16 in Kazan, Russia, where Vietnamese contestants will show off their vocational skills in 19 professions with the goal of earning as many medals as possible.
Over 2,500 workers in Hai Phong City have been upset after their Taiwanese boss ran away.
More than 80 percent of strikes in the first half of the year occurred at foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises.