Vietnam sent more than 140,000 workers to work abroad in 2018, up 7 percent against the previous year, according to the Department of Overseas Labour Management under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Some 50,000 apartments will soon be available for Vietnamese workers at industrial clusters at a starting price of 150 million VND (6,400 USD) apiece, according to the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL).
The Republic of Korea will receive 7,900 Vietnamese workers in 2018, said Nguyen Gia Liem, said Deputy General Director of the Overseas Labour Department under the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
IT workers are in very high demand as technology firms are planning to expand staff this year. The average pay in the industry is 3-4 times higher than many other fields.
The Labour Federation of southern Dong Nai province will offer 500 free coach tickets, worth 1.2 million VND (52.8 USD) each, for poor migrant workers to go back home for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.
PSNews-Hoang Duc Thao, Chairman cum General Director of Busadco One Member Co., Ltd, who used to be a poor worker without a collage certificate, has become a “phenomenon” in the business circle and has been also known as “King of Inventions” with 17 patents.
The average bonus given to Vietnamese workers for Tet (Lunar New Year), a week-long festival that falls at the end of this month, is VND4.9 million (US$218) per worker, almost equivalent to a month’s average salary and 96% of last year’s level of VND5.1 million (US$227).
Labour disputes kept increasing over the past years and became more complicated, demonstrating a need for adjustment of related regulations and measures to improve relations between workers and employers.
Millions of textile & garment and footwear workers could be replaced with robots in the future.
President Tran Dai Quang urged the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) to reform trade union activities at his working session with the confederation in Hanoi on September 24.