[Vietnam] Monthly minimum wage to rise in July

In the Resolution, the National Assembly (NA) also asked the Government to adjust pensions, social insurance allowances and monthly allowances according to regulations. Preferential allowances for people with meritorious service to the country through years of struggle for national liberation and independence will be increased based on the new minimum wage from July 1 next year.

Under the resolution, from July 1 next year, regional minimum wage levels applicable to labourers working under contracts will be increased as follows: Region 1 – VND4.18 million ($180), Region 2 – VND3.71 million ($160), Region 3 – VND3.25 million ($140) and Region 4 – VND2.92 million ($125).

These numbers mark an increase of VND160,000-200,000 ($6.8-8.5) compared with 2018.

Region 1 covers the rural and urban districts of Hanoi, HCM City, Hai Phong, Bien Hoa, Thu Dau Mot, Vung Tau City in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province and some rural districts of Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces.

Region 2 covers the remaining rural districts of Hanoi, Hai Phong, Hai Duong and Hung Yen, and some rural districts of Hung Yen Province.

Region 3 covers the remaining provincial cities, Chi Linh Town and some rural districts of Hai Duong and Vinh Phuc provinces. Region 4 covers the remaining localities.

The NA asked ministries, central agencies and localities to continue implementing the policy on wage reform combined with re-organisation of their working staff, and to improve the financial autonomy of State organisations.

The central budget will provide funding for the adjustment of pensions, social insurance allowances and monthly allowances according to regulations. It will also support the need for increased salary of ministries, central agencies and localities which cannot balance their fund following the Government’s regulations.

The NA assigned the Government to continue directing ministries and local agencies to implement the policy of streamlining staff and organising in a streamlined, effective and efficient manner. They have been asked to restructure the budget in each domain, reduce direct support from the budget to local organisations and prioritise wage reform.

After meeting the need for salary reform, local authorities will implement social welfare and policies prom

Source: Vietnam Net
Published on 13 December 2018

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