According to HCMC Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, more than 21,000 companies in HCMC have shut down or dissolved as of early September 2020, mainly in the fields of footwear, tourism and hospitality, catering, transportation, warehousing, wholesale and retail. More than 328,000 workers lost their jobs or had to work alternate shifts with less wages. … [Read more...] about Tens of thousands of Covid-19 hit workers receive employment support in HCMC
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The German Development Ministry (BMZ) is supporting over two million workers in textile factories in seven nations, including Viet Nam, as part of its Emergency COVID-19 Support Program. The project is being implemented in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam, Ethiopia and Madagascar. In consultation with the German Labor Ministry, the International Labor Organization (ILO) would be mandated to stabilize the economically important textiles sector in seven countries that have been particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic and to implement measures aimed at offering employees better protection against COVID-19 infection. The German Government will provide EUR14.5 million to help two million people. For example, young mothers and workers particularly at risk of falling into poverty will receive one-off support payments. The project also aims to build up testing capacities in order to protect workers' health. With these measures, the sponsor is expected to … [Read more...] about Germany supports textile workers in Vietnam affected by COVID-19
The app, Liên đoàn Lao động Quận 1 (District 1’s Labour Confederation), allows smartphone users to ask text-based questions and receive consultations on issues related to the Labor Code, Law on Social Insurance, Trade Union Law, Law on Occupational Safety and Health, and other regulations. … [Read more...] about HCM City’s new mobile app offers free legal advice to workers
Duoc, 40, works at the Da Nang 115 Emergency Centre, which ferries suspected Covid-19 patients to quarantine facilities. The center also helps reduce the workload of Da Nang General Hospital, one of the city’s three treatment hubs, by transferring patients to other medical facilities. … [Read more...] about Da Nang healthcare workers leave family to resume Covid-19 battle
“When our children passed the university entrance exams, we thought we could not afford their study, but thanks to the loan of 88.6 million VND from the bank's credit programme for students, we have taken our children to university. The poverty cannot quench the hopes and dreams of young people in the impoverished countryside” shared Mien.Leverage of economic development … [Read more...] about When the Party’s Directive 40 spreads in life!