Rent support for employees urged to complete by August 15

Rent support for employees urged to complete by August 15

The Government Office yesterday announced the Prime Minister’s direction for the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs to identify the reasons of the tardiness in rent support distribution to employees nationwide and apply corresponding solutions to accelerate this task.

Government increases regional minimum wage by 6 percent

Government increases regional minimum wage by 6 percent

The Government has issued a decree to increase the regional minimum wage by 6 percent from the beginning of July, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh informed at a dialogue program with workers on the morning of June 12
HCMC supporting rents for workers

HCMC supporting rents for workers

Administrations in districts and Thu Duc City are providing housing rental support for workers as per the plan of the People's Committee in Ho Chi Minh City. Many businesses have so far submitted lists of employees who are eligible for rent support.
Profiteering of site clearance of expressway projects needs strict handling

Profiteering of site clearance of expressway projects needs strict handling

The Head of the National Assembly Standing Committee's Ombudsman Committee asked the Government and the Prime Minister to pay attention and direct the People's Committees of provinces and cities to strictly handle cases of profiteering through land recovery, compensation, and resettlement, especially the localities where the Eastern North-South Expressway Project in the 2021-2025 period is being carried out.
Chip-based citizen ID card to include much essential personal information

Chip-based citizen ID card to include much essential personal information

The Ministry of Public Security is collaborating with the Transport Ministry, Vietnam Social Security and other ministries, state units to integrate more essential personal information into the chip attached on a citizen ID card, including Covid-19-related data.

The retirement age increase will have significant effects on all employees in HCMC. (Photo: SGGP)

New retirement age to affect 12,000 employees in HCMC next year

Government Decree No. 135/2020/ND-CP, effective as of January 1, 2021, states that starting next year, the new retirement age will be 60 years 3 months for men and 55 years 4 months for women. SGGP has conducted an interview with Director of Vietnam Social Security Phan Van Men about the possible effects of this change to workers in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).

PouYuen Vietnam has approximately 62,000 employees mostly women (Photo: SGGP)

PouYuen Vietnam lays off 2,786 workers

PouYuen Vietnam, a sports shoe manufacturer in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Tan District today announced it terminated 2,786 labor contracts due to the unfortunate circumstances of the Covid-19 crisis.
A corner of Le Minh Xuan Industrial Park (Illustrative photo: SGGP)

Employees in HEPZA receive financial aids

The HCMC Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority (HEPZA) announced to give financial aid to laborers who were laid off during the coronavirus pandemic as per the People’s Council’s resolution 02/2020.