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  • Viet Nam still lacks legal framework to protect child labour
    Ha Noi: Viet Nam needed to improve its legal framework on child labour, especially regulations on minors working in informal sectors, experts recommended. Minoru Ogasawara, chief advisor of the project ‘Technical Support for Enhancing the National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Việt Nam’ (ENHANCE), said at a workshop early this week in the northern province of Quảng Ninh that Việt Nam was integrating into the world economy…
    Jan 19, 2019 - 1 Views
  • S Korea court orders Japanese firm to pay for forced
    Seoul: A Seoul court yesterday dismissed a Japanese machinery maker's appeal against an order that it pay 17 South Korean women 100 million won ($89,000) each for forced wartime labour, the latest in a series of rulings raising tensions between the neighbours. South Korea and its former colonial power Japan are both US allies who have to contend with nuclear-armed North Korea and a rising China. But their relationship is…
    Jan 19, 2019 - 1 Views
  • Hong Kong trade unions call for release of Jasic activists
    Hong Kong: A trade union body in Hong Kong has called for the release of more than 30 former workers at a factory in neighboring Guangdong province and the Maoist labour activists who were supporting them. The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) staged a protest outside the ruling Chinese Communist Party's liaison office in the city on Thursday, demanding the release of 34 workers detained for campaigning for…
    Jan 19, 2019 - 1 Views
  • Regional TU’s from Belarus, Russia sign cooperation agreement
    Vitebsk: The trade unions of Vitebsk Oblast of Belarus, Pskov Oblast and Smolensk Oblast of Russia have signed a cooperation agreement for 2019-2020, BelTA has learned from the press service of the Vitebsk Oblast branch of the Federation of Trade Unions. The document aims at expanding mutually beneficial cooperation between the trade union organizations of the border regions. The parties will cooperate in the protection of labor rights, social and…
    Jan 18, 2019 - 4 Views

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