Hanoi (VNA) - Resolution No.27-NQ / TW 2018 states that by 2020,the minimum wage must ensure minimum living standard of employees. Will the results of the National Wage Council’s meeting make this goal reachable? The National Wage Council convenes the first meeting, discussing regional minimum salary hike 2020 (Photo: VietnamPlus) On June 14, the National Wage Council will convene its first 2019 meeting to discuss raising the minimum wage. 7-8 percent wage hike proposal Talking with reporters at the beginning of the meeting, deputy head of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL)’s Department of Labour Relations Le Dinh Quang said the 2018 minimum wage negotiations helped raise 2019’s minimum wage, meeting about 95 percent of the minimum living standard for employees. “The economic landscape for 2019 is favourable for a minimum wage hike by 2020. 'Filling' the gap between the minimum wage and the minimum living standard is VGCL’s … [Read more...] about National Wage Council’s meeting: Is salary hike 2020 ‘reachable’?
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The gap between the rich and the poor in Vietnam has been widening. According to a report by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), the richest 20 per cent of the population made 9.7 times more than the poorest 20 per cent in 2014. In 2018, the income difference was 10 times. More bridges built across the country Six million Vietnamese rise above poverty line in five years Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue speaks at a meeting in Hanoi on Thursday to review the national target programme. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Giang The income gap also resulted in a big gap in access to basic services, markets and employment between the rich and the poor, especially in the northern mountainous area and the Central Highlands region. Chairing a meeting in Hanoi on Thursday to review the national target programme, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said that although the country had made some progress in reducing poverty, the changes were not sustainable. Eighteen … [Read more...] about Families need more help to stay above poverty line: Deputy PM
Nguyen Thi Kim Phuong is 42 and she fears what middle age will do to her face. Like many of her friends, she sees cosmetic surgery as a way to extend her youthful looks. Phuong originally planned to undergo a face-lift procedure and nose job at a beauty clinic in Saigon's District 10 next month that would cost her more than VND80 million ($3,438). But she's changed her decision, fearing for her life after a series of plastic surgeries went fatally wrong at private clinics in Vietnam's southern metropolis. "I want to look younger and more beautiful as the Lunar New Year is coming near. But I'm afraid of dying and I don't dare to risk my life," the grocery store owner said. "They (beauty clinic consultant staff) guaranteed that the surgery would be 100 percent successful and advised me to keep an optimistic mind. "But these recent deaths and accidents from plastic surgery in private clinics have really scared me. It seems that going under the plastic surgeon's knife in Vietnam is … [Read more...] about For better or worse: botched plastic surgeries scare Vietnamese women
Four of Vietnam’s jiu-jitsukas at this year’s Southeast Asian (SEA) Games bring more to the table than a passion for the sport originating in Brazil, as they are also leaders in the country’s fitness, business, and restaurant industries. A total of 856 athletes from Vietnam participated in the 2019 SEA Games held in the Philippines from November 30 to December 11, over 200 of whom competed in events funded by the private sector rather than the Vietnam Sports Administration. Despite being among the group of sports not financed by the administration, Vietnam’s jiu-jitsu squad consisted of a relatively strong group of 11 jiu-jitsukas. Of the 11, four lead a double life. While not trying to tap out opponents, Nguyen Cat Tung, Nguyen Ngoc Tu, Thu Huong, and Pham Tri Dung make a living in professions outside of sport. According to Bui Dinh Tien, coach of Vietnam’s jiu-jitsu team at this year’s SEA Games, though these four might not be … [Read more...] about Chef, personal trainer, business professionals on Vietnam’s SEA Games jiu-jitsu squad
Mr. Cook (Ong Bep) giving these spices as a gift for poor women The launching ceremonies of the Mr. Cook (Ong Bep) brand of condiments in Hanoi and numerous provinces recently was sizzling with excitement from the more than 300 attendees, most of whom were housewives looking to try the “Made in Vietnam” nutrition products that have already conquered most southern provinces and are making serious headways in overseas markets like Japan and Europe. To start its conquest of the northern provinces on a high note, each participant was presented with a gift bag of 10 Mr. Cook spice and seasoning products by Nguyen Huynh Dat personally. As the creator of leading multinationals of the spice world for the Vietnamese market for more than 20 years, Nguyen Huynh Dat, CEO of Vietnam-Japan Food Industries JSC – Mr. Cook’s brand owner, was confident that customers would straightaway see the difference between Mr. Cook’s naturally fermented soybean soy sauce and spice … [Read more...] about Local seasoning Mr. Cook for healthier local residents