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Laborers are invited to stay in Ho Chi Minh City for economic recovery after the fourth wave of coronavirus pandemic in the southern metropolis.

HCMC plans to receive workers back for work from October 1

The Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City, on the afternoon of September 24, informed that it had just submitted to the municipal People's Committee a plan to coordinate with provinces to welcome workers back to the city.

Losing jobs, Saigon workers seek ways to earn a living

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of workers in HCM City have lost their jobs or have had their wages reduced. 

Covid-19 affects 30.8 million employees in Vietnam

Some 30.8 million employees aged over 15 in Vietnam had been left reeling from the coronavirus pandemic by June, with roughly eight million being laid off or having their working hours reduced and 17.6 million given salary cuts.

Vietnam's footwear firms forced to lay off workers due to Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic has left tremendous impact on Vietnam's footwear industry, with the lack of production orders and the consequent drop in exports forcing them to lay off employees. 

Ninety-one strikes reported in Vietnam in the first five months of 2020

Ninety–one strikes occurred in Vietnam in the first five months of this year, mostly due to stagnant production – a major negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on enterprises and workers.

HCM City to supply 13 million face masks for students, workers

HCM City will distribute around 12.8 million face masks for local students and environmental workers in the area for Covid-19 prevention.

Human safety the top priority as groups submit to guidelines

As the health crisis continues to affect all walks of life, significant challenges are arising for business leaders to make their foreign-invested enterprises better prepared as well as to protect their workers.

HCM City approves $116m package to help workers affected by COVID-19 pandemic

The People’s Council of HCM City has approved a financial support package worth US$116.55 million to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 and to support employees affected by the pandemic.

 

Workers face salary cuts as firms fight to survive amid COVID-19

Many businesses have been forced to give workers time off work, especially at weekends due to reduced demand caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Ethnic minority youth flock to cities, searching for employment opportunities

Quang Thi Lan works at an industrial park in the northern province of Bac Giang, where she earns VNĐ10 million (US$440) per month, including overtime and bonuses.

Workers rescued from slave-like condition at Quang Nam gold mine

Eleven people who claim they were mistreated at a gold mine in the central province of Quang Nam have been rescued with some returned home.

Enterprises stii need more workers after Tet

Enterprises in HCM City, Binh Duong and Dong Nai complain that they have not been able to recruit workers since Tet.

Workers fear possible lay offs as epidemic continues

Vietnamese businesses have voiced their concerns over the struggle to cope with the coronavirus due to a lack of rawmaterials  

 

Businesses and workers in Da Nang hit by effects of nCoV epidemic

Production activities of several businesses in the central coastal city of Da Nang have suffered disruption due to the nCoV epidemic, with enterprises that have transactions with the Chinese market being the worst affected.

Vietnam suspends sending workers to Middle East

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) on January 8 ordered agencies and localities to halt sending workers to the Middle East in the face of current tensions in the region.

Tet bonus: workers prefer cash

Most workers are looking forward to receiving their Tet bonuses at this time of year, but a recent revision to the Labour Code has got them worried about what future Lunar New Year bonuses will have to offer.

Labor Code: Protection of workers is the most important

The Labor Code is a comprehensive legal document, specifying many contents such as labor contracts, the ability of workers to negotiate with employers, and minimum standards on working conditions, among others.

 

Vietnam, Japan sign record of discussions on employing specific skilled workers

Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Japan International Training Cooperation Organisation yesterday signed a record of discussions on a specified skilled workers programme and technical intern programme.

Vinh Phuc company investigated over poisoning case

A foreign-invested company in Vinh Phuc Province is being investigated after over 100 workers fell ill at work.