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Wages rise sharply in Southeast Asia

Economic growth and minimum-wage increases boosted workers' incomes in Southeast Asia during fiscal 2015, the Nikkei Asia Review cited the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) as saying.

Vietnam aims to cut 2 percent of government jobs every year

Tens of thousands of posts have been removed in recent years in an affort to make the government leaner.

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

Despite 2nd fastest wage bump in Asia, Vietnamese workers barely make ends meet

Overtime is the only way some workers can afford to eat.
January 06, 2018 | 02:20 pm GMT+7

Bank employees' salaries average monthly $440-1,320 in Vietnam: survey

Clear promotion paths are key to retaining talented staff, according to banks.
February 27, 2018 | 11:36 am GMT+7

Employees walk out of Saigon emergency medical center due to low pay

The director claims that high fuel costs are eating into the private center's profits.
April 13, 2018 | 02:27 pm GMT+7

Japanese firms in Vietnam raise wages every year: report

Employees at most Japanese firms receive a 5-10 percent raise every year.
May 20, 2018 | 03:48 pm 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

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

A quarter of Vietnamese workers still barely getting by: survey

26 percent of Vietnamese workers are barely getting by, said a 2018 survey on workers’ salary and spending by Vietnam General Confederation of Labor.
July 13, 2018 | 12:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam IT workers unhappy with pay, but rapid change seems imminent

A TopDev survey finds supply of engineers falls far short of demand in sector with blockchain set to cause further disruption.
July 20, 2018 | 08:23 am GMT+7

Poverty's down, but that's small comfort for Vietnam's destitute

Conventional welfare programs, ironically, can’t help the ones who need them the most.
January 01, 2019 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

Nickel-and-dimed in sweatshops: Australian brands squeeze Vietnamese garment workers

Vietnamese workers making garments for Australian brands are unable to afford basic necessities and suffer sub-standard working conditions, said Oxfam.
March 19, 2019 | 07:44 am GMT+7

Poverty leading concern in Vietnam despite low wealth gap awareness

Poverty remains a top concern among Vietnamese people, according to a report evaluating the country’s public administrative procedures.
April 03, 2019 | 11:20 am GMT+7

Saigon more expensive to live in than Hanoi, new data says

New data confirms Saigon and Hanoi are the two most expensive cities in Vietnam, the former dearer than the latter.
April 04, 2019 | 06:29 pm GMT+7
 
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