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Blow to workers' union as Vietnam set for 11-year-low minimum wage bump

The 6.5 percent increase is only half of what the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor was lobbying for.

Trafficked, beaten, abused: life of a Nigerian house girl

Many girls are sent away by their parents who cannot afford to feed or school them, while others provide for their ...

Dog-eating, drunken Vietnamese workers fail to impress overseas employers: official

‘Some workers went to Malaysia, and people’s dogs and cats started disappearing.’
July 19, 2017 | 02:54 pm GMT+7

The heartbreaking story of Vietnamese who died while sailing to Taiwan in search for jobs

Victims’ families said 12 bodies have been recovered while some sources said there were 21 Vietnamese aboard.
July 08, 2017 | 11:23 am GMT+7

When home isn't where the heart is: Vietnam plans to 'export' unemployed graduates

The project looks to send 54,000 unemployed graduates overseas.
July 04, 2017 | 10:32 am GMT+7

Thailand backtracks on labor law after migrant workers flee

Much of the migrant workforce remains undocumented and vulnerable to exploitation by traffickers and unscrupulous employers.
July 01, 2017 | 03:34 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s employers, unions fight again over wage increase

Businesses offered 5 percent while the labor federation insisted on 13.3 percent.
June 28, 2017 | 09:58 am GMT+7

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.
June 17, 2017 | 05:37 pm GMT+7

Banning women from domestic work abroad raises trafficking risks: UN

The restriction, designed to protect women from abuse, actually exposed women to greater risk.
June 17, 2017 | 01:18 pm GMT+7

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