Nguyen Dinh Khang elected as new VGCL President Society

Nguyen Dinh Khang elected as new VGCL President

Nguyen Dinh Khang, a Party Central Committee member and Secretary of the Party Organization of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), was elected President of the VGCL at the fourth meeting of the 12th-term VGCL Executive Committee convened in Hanoi on July 28-29.
Policy to affect workers' salaries Society

Policy to affect workers' salaries

Pham Minh Huan, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and Chairman of the National Wage Council, speaks with Vietnam Plus about workers' salaries this year.
Insurance, wage policies take effect Society

Insurance, wage policies take effect

New policies on compulsory social insurance, region-based minimum wages and multidimensional poverty standards are among those that take effect in January 2016.
Business

Record-high labour exports top target

Vietnam sent a record-high 105,000 guest workers abroad in 2014, 113 percent of the year's target, according to the Overseas Labour Management Department.
Vietnam, Japan partner in urban development Society

Vietnam, Japan partner in urban development

Vietnamese Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung and Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akihiro Ohta signed a minutes on urban building and development cooperation during their talks in Hanoi on January 3.
Society

Workers abroad fined for violating contracts

The Vietnam Embassy in the Republic of Korea (RoK) has announced fines for two Vietnamese workers sent to the country for violating labour contracts signed with their Korean employers.
Social insurance fund needs better management Society

Social insurance fund needs better management

Vietnam's social insurance debt is about 7.4 trillion VND (352.3 million USD), making it difficult for the fund to remain viable and provide social security, officials said at an online discussion held on the Government website on May 28.