Thailand plans to import 400,000 legal migrant workers World

Thailand plans to import 400,000 legal migrant workers

The Thai government is planning to allow up to 400,000 migrant workers from the three neighbouring countries of Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar to legally work in Thailand, said Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
HCM City seeks 1.66b USD to build affordable housing for workers Society

HCM City seeks 1.66b USD to build affordable housing for workers

Ho Chi Minh City authorities are seeking 37.6 trillion VND (1.66 billion USD) to build affordable housing for workers over the next five years, of which State revenue will account for no more than 5 percent of the total investment, according to the Department of Construction.
Japan, RoK, Taiwan welcome back Vietnamese guest workers Society

Japan, RoK, Taiwan welcome back Vietnamese guest workers

Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan (China) have announced their plans to resume the reception of Vietnamese labourers from November as many foreign labour markets have reopened after the COVID-19 pandemic is basically controlled.
Thailand approves process to bring in migrant workers World

Thailand approves process to bring in migrant workers

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) of Thailand on November 12 approved a process to bring migrant workers into the country to solve the ongoing labour shortage, with rules to ensure the workers are free of infectious diseases.
Exclusive policies needed to bring migrant workers back to factories Society

Exclusive policies needed to bring migrant workers back to factories

The government needs to have exclusive policies to attract migrant workers, particularly those from vulnerable groups, back to factories, heard at an international seminar on COVID-19 and social changes held by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS)’ Institute of Sociology in Hanoi on November 11.
Over 10.3 million workers receive financial assistance Society

Over 10.3 million workers receive financial assistance

Over 10.3 million workers affected by COVID-19 received more than 24.6 trillion VND (1.09 billion USD) in cash assistance from the unemployment insurance fund as of November 8, reported the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) on November 9.
Over 98 percent of financial aid delivered to pandemic-hit workers Society

Over 98 percent of financial aid delivered to pandemic-hit workers

As of November 5, more than 21.851 trillion VND (965.5 million USD) of the almost 22.29 trillion VND, equivalent to 98 percent of the approved amount, in financial support has been delivered to over 9.1 million out of nearly 9.4 million pandemic-hit workers applying for help, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).