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The Korean dream: Thousands of Vietnamese vie for jobs to 'turn life around'

17,000 workers hope to get a job in South Korea this year. But first they have to pass a language test.

Banning women from domestic work abroad raises trafficking risks: UN

The restriction, designed to protect women from abuse, actually exposed women to greater risk.

Maggot-infested lunches ignite walkout at S Korean factory in southern Vietnam

An initial inspection found the maggots had infested red chilis used in the meal.
June 07, 2017 | 03:27 pm GMT+7

Meager salaries leave a third of Vietnamese laborers destitute - survey

Some workers are forced to take overtime just so they have enough to eat.
May 29, 2017 | 06:59 pm GMT+7

Will Vietnamese workers have a place in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Most of them cannot afford to prepare themselves for the wave of automation, or even worry about it.
May 25, 2017 | 04:45 pm GMT+7

Foreign factory fires Taiwanese manager, vows to improve workers' rights after revolt

Pregnant workers were banned from bringing milk to the workplace and fired for a third violation.
April 03, 2017 | 08:26 pm GMT+7

S Korea closes labor door to Hanoi, Vietnam provinces as many overstay

The country is blocking applicants from Hanoi and 10 provinces, except those from areas hit by an environmental catastrophe.
March 31, 2017 | 11:19 am GMT+7

Nearly 300 Vietnamese workers hospitalized with food poisoning at S Korean factory

Some workers said they spotted maggots in the chicken served during lunch.
March 10, 2017 | 11:52 am GMT+7

Poor Vietnamese women lining the pockets of world’s richest men - Oxfam

'Stark inequality' has been observed in the garment industry.
March 09, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Mass fight breaks out at Samsung plant in northern Vietnam

A witness said a male worker was caught into a fight with guards at the plant.
February 28, 2017 | 05:53 pm GMT+7

Vietnam plans to send more skilled workers abroad to curb unemployment

More than one million Vietnamese were unemployed last year, including many college graduates.
February 15, 2017 | 04:49 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese teen flees human traffickers in Scotland: report

Police said the 16-year-old would have been forced to work in a cannabis farm.
February 02, 2017 | 03:56 pm GMT+7

Vietnam set to send first workers to Australia, Thailand in 2017

The country is focusing more on improving its workers’ skills to meet high demands from developed markets.
January 21, 2017 | 12:39 pm GMT+7

Taiwan arrests 40 Vietnamese for illegal entry

Taiwanese coast guard officers said it was the biggest group of illegal Vietnamese immigrants ever caught.
January 10, 2017 | 11:29 am GMT+7

For Vietnamese workers, how much overtime is too much overtime?

Take a look at the rules in other countries.
January 08, 2017 | 02:00 am GMT+7