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Vietnamese fishermen 'kept like slaves' in Taiwan

When they were at sea, the fishermen were sometimes made to work for 48 consecutive hours without rest.

Vietnam scrutinizes why so many women are being fired from industrial zones

Women aged over 35 accounted for 80 percent of factory workers who were fired or quit last year.

Vietnamese workers end 5-day strike after company scraps draconian death leave rule

Thousands of workers will no longer have their salaries slashed if they take time off when a family member dies.
September 12, 2017 | 04:59 pm GMT+7

6,000 workers go on strike at Vietnam's factory

The workers protested against unreasonable rules, including a required three-day notice to take leave for a death in the family.
September 07, 2017 | 08:52 pm GMT+7

Vietnam proposes amendments to stalled TPP trade deal at Sydney talks: sources

Vietnam's desire to shelve the IP provisions around pharmaceutical data is likely to win broad support.
August 29, 2017 | 03:54 pm GMT+7

Unpaid workers go on strike at ministry-run transport firm in Vietnam

Medical insurance and holiday bonuses have also been cut by the company.
August 23, 2017 | 06:23 pm GMT+7

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.
August 07, 2017 | 03:08 pm GMT+7

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 families.
July 24, 2017 | 09:13 am GMT+7

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