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Vietnam labor unions, businesses remain locked in minimum wage dispute

The second meeting on minimum wages for next year has failed to reconcile two organizations at loggerheads over the issue.

Helicopter lifts 26 Vietnamese to safety in Laos

The 26 Vietnamese people trapped in the aftermath of the dam collapse in Laos have been airlifted to safety.

Rise of robots fuels slavery threat for Asian factory workers: analysts

The rise of robots in manufacturing in Southeast Asia is likely to fuel modern slavery as workers have to compete for low-paid jobs.
July 12, 2018 | 09:08 am GMT+7

Adidas, Nike urged to ensure fair wages for Asian workers making World Cup kits

'The brands decided to spend their money on football players rather than on the workers stitching their shirts and shoes.'
June 12, 2018 | 08:17 am GMT+7

Rights group hits Amazon, Foxconn over China labor conditions

Excessive hours, low wages, inadequate training and an overreliance on temporary workers show law violation.
June 11, 2018 | 07:56 am GMT+7

Expose of labor abuse brews trouble for 'slave-free' Indian tea

Farmers lived below the poverty line and workers faced beatings and sexual violence and having wages and benefits withheld.
May 31, 2018 | 08:13 am 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

Vietnamese workers abandoned by S. Korean employer promised new jobs

15 companies have agreed to take in the unfortunate workers after their employer disappeared without paying them salaries.
March 06, 2018 | 08:47 am GMT+7

The hard workers behind your glamorous Tet blossoms

Every year, southern farmers migrate to Saigon to take care of plants and flowers for Lunar New Year decorations.
February 15, 2018 | 02:38 pm GMT+7

Hundreds of workers besiege Saigon garment factory to demand wages

Desperate workers and their children are holding out for payment ahead of the Lunar New Year.
January 15, 2018 | 06:41 pm GMT+7

600 workers go on strike in Saigon after S Korean director disappears owing wages

The company owes nearly $1.35 million in wages and social insurance contributions, according to sources.
January 12, 2018 | 03:49 pm GMT+7

Businesses renew request to double Vietnam's overtime limit: commerce chamber

Foreign firms have long been asking to raise this limit, which is lower than that of Vietnam's neighbors.
December 28, 2017 | 09:21 am GMT+7

500 workers go on strike in central Vietnam over unreasonable pay

The company switched to paying workers based on the number of products they make, forcing them to work overtime for less money.
October 17, 2017 | 10:31 am 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

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
 
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