How many extra hours should a Vietnamese employee be allowed to take? That's the question labor authorities are trying to figure out. Under a proposed Labor Code amendment, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs is seeking to double the overtime limit that an employee may work, to a maximum of 600 extra hours per year. Another option is to scrap the annual overtime limit altogether, but restrict employees to a daily cap of 12 hours. This week the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, which represents unions across the country, has spoken out against the proposal, arguing that such a move will lead to many workers becoming exhausted. Opponents of long hours warn that too much overtime can also result in more workplace accidents and potentially more strikes. Compared to other countries, Vietnam currently has a low overtime limit. In the U.S., there is no limit on how many hours employees can work. Generally they must receive overtime payment for hours worked over 40 in … [Read more...] about For Vietnamese workers, how much overtime is too much overtime?
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On the occasion of RMIT Vietnam’s 15th anniversary on September 21, 2016, VIR talks with RMIT Vietnam’s president Prof. Gael McDonald about the university’s contributions to Vietnam during the past 15 years of the country’s growth, modernisation, and internationalisation. RMIT Vietnam’s president Prof. Gael McDonald presenting the 2016 President’s Scholar. Over the past 15 years, how has RMIT Vietnam helped to shape the future leaders of Vietnam? From its first graduating class in 2004, RMIT Vietnam has graduated more than 10,000 highly-skilled and work-ready students who have gone on to contribute to industry, government, and community. We educate and equip students to gain meaningful employment, to contribute to the future of their countries and to be leaders in their chosen fields. What we’re really about at RMIT Vietnam is creating an environment where young people can fulfil their potential to be the best they can be in their … [Read more...] about RMIT’s 15 years of local contribution
VietNamNet Bridge – Three hours after the first explosion at the firework factory which made the whole Thanh Ba district in the midland province of Phu Tho shake, the rescue forces could approach the scene. Many bodies and dozens of wounded people were brought out. Mr. Phi Xuan Trung, Khai Xuan commune chairman, said the explosions began at 7h55am on October 12, and lasts for hours. The smell of firecracker powder was very strong. The vast areas around the firework warehouse were shaking. Thousands of people were evacuated from these areas. Many fire trucks and ambulances were sent to the scene. Teacher Nguyen Nhu Quynh, whose house is located about 3 km from the explosion site, said that after the first explosion, her house was shaking, the doors were jerked repeatedly, then slammed down and hit the wall. She barely heard her neighbors telling each other that there were many people who died, while the public speakers called for people who live within a radius of 15km from the … [Read more...] about Phu Tho: At least 15 people died in firework warehouse explosion
Thien stressed that this is a meaningful indicator, saying that money has been transferred abroad not only for outward investments and overseas business, but also to serve strategic migration of millionaires. The report about Vietnam’s economy in the first quarter of 2016 by the Vietnam Center for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) released on April 12, pointed out unusual happenings in the payment balance after the China devalued the yuan in August 2015. The overall balance shifted from equilibrium to a big deficit of $6.6 billion in the third quarter of 2015, mostly caused by the reverse of the financial balance. However, there were not big fluctuations in the foreign direct investment (FDI) and foreign portfolio investment (FPI). The reverse was caused by a new factor, deposits overseas, which increased sharply to US$7.3 billion. Meanwhile, the foreign exchange positions of commercial banks had not seen big changes. “This was abnormal,” said VEPR’s head … [Read more...] about How many Vietnamese millionaires have emigrated?
How many hours a day will my children spend reading books? This is a question I always ask myself because I'm afraid that my children, and many others in big cities, might grow up without developing the habit of reading books as part of their everyday lives. When I was small, I read many children's books, particularly during summer holidays. My mother was strict and didn't allow me to play outside on blazing hot days. Instead, she bought books for me with a view to keeping me at home. In addition, I was handed many older books from my cousin. Most of those books were literature. Naturally, books became my friends and I have developed a book reading habit. Luckily, my husband also has this same reading hobby, and we agree about the importance of reading in our family. We agreed that it was necessary to establish a book reading hobby in our children at a young age. When our sons were in kindergarten we bought them books illustrated with colourful paintings about animals to help them … [Read more...] about How to grow up with your nose in a book
Culture Vulture (15-06-2006) The Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology received last week a collection of 560 Asian ethnographic objects donated by Professor Kaneko Kazushige to contribute to the presentation of Southeast Asian cultures. On this occasion, Kaneko received a honorary medal "For the Development of Social Sciences" by the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences for his great contribution to the promotion of mutual understanding and cross-cultural exchange in the region. Kaneko is President of the Institute of Asian Ethno-Forms and Culture and President of the Asian School of Japan. He talks with Culture Vulture. What made you decide to donate your precious objects to the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnography? I dedicate my objects to the museum because I love Nguyen Van Huy, the museum’s director, very much. I consider him my best museum friend in Asia. I’d like to note that even though the Korea National Museum and the Kyushu National Museum in Japan received my donations … [Read more...] about Culture Vulture (15-06-2006)
Talk with Nguyen The Son about Photography Fri 31 May 2013, 6 pm Exhibition house 29 Hang Bai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi You are invited an art talk with artist / photographer Nguyen The Son. The topic is about exploring fine arts photography worldwide and introducing methods to do personal art practices in photography. For detailed information, please contact: Tạp chí Mỹ thuật và Nhiếp ảnh (Fine Art and Photography Magazine) 38 Cao Ba Quat, Ba Dinh, Hanoi Tel: 04 37342261 Email: [email protected] Or call Vu Duc Toan (Mr.): 012 5299 2356 Screening "Mother's Soul" and "Life of Pi" Screening of "Mother's Soul": Fri 31 May 2013, 8 pm Screening of "Life of Pi": Sat 01 Jun 2013, 2 pm Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi You are invited to the two screening of TPD this week. At 8p.m. on Friday 31 May 2011, TPD Center will organize a program on 'Friday Night with Vietnam Cinema' with the screening of the film Mother's Soul (director … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 15-31 (daily updated)
Screening of "Annie Hall" Sat 31 Aug 2013, 2 pm TPD Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi On Saturday August 31th 2013, TPD Centre will host next session of Two Thumbs Up Movie programme. We will screen Annie Hall (1977), directed by Woody Allen. Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. The director co-stars as Alvy Singer, who tries to figure out the reasons for the failure of his relationship with the film's eponymous female lead, played by Diane Keaton. Allen has described the film as "a major turning point",which, unlike the farces and comedies that were his work to that point, introduced a level of seriousness where, he says, he "had the courage to abandon … just clowning around and the safety of complete broad comedy. I said to myself, 'I think I will try and make some deeper film and not be as funny in the same way. And maybe there will … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 15-31 (daily updated)
Earth Hour 2014 Earth Hour: Sat 29 Mar 2014, 8.30 - 9.30pm Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Over the last several years, Earth Hour has become a global sustainability movement with millions people across countries participating. Earth Hour is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future. Earth Hour 2014 in Vietnam will take place on Saturday 29 March, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, when lights will be turned off in several major landmark venues across the country. There will also be entertainment activities to celebrate the occasion in Hanoi and HCMC: Hanoi: August Square (in front of the Hanoi Opera House): Open-air orchestral music from 8 pm HCMC: Youth Cultural House (no. 4 Pham Ngoc Thach, … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 15-31 (daily updated)
Subscription Concert Vol. 45 "Beethoven 8″ 13 and 14 Oct 2011, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien, Hanoi You are invited to a Subscription Concert Vol. 45 "Beethoven 8″ with the performance of MATSUDA Lina (violin), Harriet KRIJGH (cello), KIM Barbier (piano) with conductor Dorian WILSON. The artists will perform famous works of Beethoven. Conductor: Dorian WILSON Violin: MATSUDA Lina Cello: Harriet KRIJGH Piano: KIM Barbier Program Ludwig van Beethoven - Triple Concerto - Symphony No.8 Ticket prices: 150.000, 250.000, 350.000, 450.000 VND. All Tickets available at Hanoi Opera House - 1 Trang Tien or can book over www.ticketvn.com, [email protected] For free delivery Call: www.ticketvn.com, 0913489858, 0983067996, 35651806, 66617859.Screening of "Everything will be Forgiven" Fri 14 Oct 2011, 8 pm L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien, Hanoi You are invited to L'Espace to the film screening titled "Everything will be Forgiven" of director Mia Hansen-Love, starring Paul Blain, Marie-Christine … [Read more...] about EVENTS ON OCTOBER 8-15