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Social News 29/8

Fine might up to $1,800 for overloaded vehicles

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Vietnam labor productivity far behind ASEAN countries

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Vietnam labor productivity far behind ASEAN countries

Vietnam's labor productivity has managed to narrow its gaps with other Southeast Asian countries, but it will be decades long before the country can catch up with them, the Ministry of Planning and Investment said.

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Vietnam labor productivity still far behind ASEAN countries: ministry

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Vietnam labor productivity still far behind ASEAN countries: ministry

Workers at a footwear factory in Vietnam. Photo: Diep Duc Minh

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Employers ask for sympathy as labor unions demand 16 percent wage increase

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Employers ask for sympathy as labor unions demand 16 percent wage increase

The second meeting to discuss a minimum wage increase for next year failed to reach a consensus as business associations refused to back down, arguing that the bump demanded by labor unions is too high.

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62,300 close-to-poverty line people in HCMC to receive free medical insurance cards

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Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Social Insurance Agency Cao Van Sang yesterday said his agency and the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs were submiting city leaders to provide medical insurance cards to 62,300 people in the city whose economic condition is close to poverty line.

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HCMC honors 15 winners of Ton Duc Thang Award 2015

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HCMC honors 15 winners of Ton Duc Thang Award 2015

The organizing board of Ton Duc Thang Award 2015 governed by The Ho Chi Minh City Labor Union and Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper hosted an awarding ceremony to honour 15 outstanding workers and engineers at Saigon Opera House last night.

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92 pct of Vietnamese workers struggle with current wages: survey

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92 pct of Vietnamese workers struggle with current wages: survey

The umbrella labor association is continuing to campaign for a wage increase by releasing a survey that shows most workers in the country are struggling to live off their income.

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EVFTA heads to growth, jobs creation, sustainable development

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EVFTA heads to growth, jobs creation, sustainable development

VGP – The EU and Viet Nam have reached an agreement in principle for a Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) after two and a half years of negotiations.

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How smuggled workers power 'Made in China'

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How smuggled workers power 'Made in China'

On a quiet river bend on the China-Vietnam border, a group of people clambered up a muddy bank. They had just glided across the river from the Vietnamese side in a longboat, guided by men on both banks signaling with flashlights.

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Vietnam’s labor union, employers disagree on wage increase plan for next year

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Vietnam’s labor union, employers disagree on wage increase plan for next year

Vietnam’s labor union and business associations on Monday failed to reach a consensus over a minimum wage increase for 2016, with many employers complaining that the proposed bump is too high.

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Vietnam begins inspection of garment sector for compliance with labor laws

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Vietnam begins inspection of garment sector for compliance with labor laws

The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs has announced a major inspection of the garment industry to check for compliance of labor regulations.

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Vietnam to build Paracel monument on Ly Son Island

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Vietnam to build Paracel monument on Ly Son Island

The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor is working with Quang Ngai Province over a project to build a monument on Ly Son Island off the central province’s coast to pay tribute to Vietnamese people who had sacrificed their lives to protect Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago.

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Vietnamese female workers to escape humdrum routines in 2035

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Vietnamese female workers to escape humdrum routines in 2035

Editor’s note: Le Hoang Viet Lam, 33, joined the “Ky Vong Viet Nam 20 Nam Toi” (“My Expectations for Vietnam in 20 Years”) writing contest with an aspiration that Vietnamese female workers will gain better access to rights and benefits, just as their male counterparts have, in the next two decades.

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A boost for foreign experts and technologies in VN

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VGP – Since October 1, the time for granting work permits for overseas Vietnamese and foreign experts will be reduced to three days instead of ten as at present.

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VN sends over 68,000 guest workers in Jan-July

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VN sends over 68,000 guest workers in Jan-July

VGP – Viet Nam sent 68,523 guest workers, including 21,059 females, in the first seven months, meeting 72.13% of this year's target and showing a rise of 6.5% over the same period last year, according to the Overseas Workers Management Agency under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

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