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Taiwanese firm asks 2,500 employees to resume work

Footwear maker Kai Yang whose former executives fled the country has promised to pay dues and asked 2,500 plus workers to return.

2,500 employees turn up for work to find factory closed, wages owed

Over 2,500 workers of a Taiwanese company in the northern city of Hai Phong have been abandoned by their boss who has fled the country.

80 percent of strikes in Vietnam occur at foreign companies

Foreign enterprises accounted for 82.1 percent of workers' strikes in January-June, according to a government report.
August 04, 2019 | 11:00 am GMT+7

Thailand ramps up fight against forced labor with stricter law

Thailand will use a newly amended law to crack down on forced labor with hefty fines and prison time, a move analysts said could help curb exploitative practices against migrant workers.
April 09, 2019 | 08:12 am GMT+7

Money: a true measure of achievement?

In many countries, income inequality is growing. While movie stars and top bank executives are paid millions, back-breaking work is often poorly remunerated.
November 14, 2018 | 02:13 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s retirement age rise worries blue-collar workers

Bill meant to smooth pension payment in aging country, but older workers are not sure they want to continue for longer.
November 06, 2018 | 08:05 am GMT+7

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

'Millions of women and men who produce our food are trapped in poverty and face brutal working conditions.'
June 22, 2018 | 09:52 am GMT+7

Behind booming FDI figures are Vietnam’s ‘disposable’ workers

Workers are left with no skills and no valuable experience once factories dismiss them after profiting from their youth.
May 25, 2018 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese workers find new jobs after S Korean boss disappears owing $1.37 mln

A Hong Kong firm has offered to pay 600 of them $220 per month, but many are still clinging on to government support.
March 12, 2018 | 02:56 pm GMT+7

Is Vietnam’s minimum wage structure sustainable?

Next year's pay rises will still be far below a living wage for those lucky enough to receive them. 
September 10, 2017 | 10:35 am GMT+7
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