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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.
HCM City will distribute around 12.8 million face masks for local students and environmental workers in the area for Covid-19 prevention.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 in HCM City, Binh Duong and Dong Nai complain that they have not been able to recruit workers since Tet.
Vietnamese businesses have voiced their concerns over the struggle to cope with the coronavirus due to a lack of rawmaterials
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
A foreign-invested company in Vinh Phuc Province is being investigated after over 100 workers fell ill at work.
More welfare policies are needed to attract workers to the southern province of Binh Duong and persuade them to stay.