Access to Global Social Rights of Women Migrant Electronics Workers in Vietnam

On October 19, 2020

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As any labour researcher in the world, we treasure every opportunity to conduct empirical research through which we are able to talk to workers, unionists, and managers to capture the latest developments on the ground and analyse the real reasons behind them. This research on ‘Access to Global Social Rights of Female Migrant Electronic Workers in Vietnam’ is special because this has been the first time the global social rights are used as the analytical framework in the context of Vietnam. This research is also special because it covered a large number of electronic suppliers located in the two industrial zones of Bac Ninh, one of the fastest-growing provinces in Vietnam and widely regarded as the center of the phone industry of the country. The framework of global social rights fits well in this context because it not only allows for investigation of labour practices within the workplace but also workers’ access to social services in their community and the possible impacts on their dependants in the home villages.

As a critical assessment of the access to social rights of female migrant electronic workers in Vietnam, this research is meant to be a critically constructive input to the on-going debate and efforts to improve the access to rights and well-being of the Vietnamese workers by figuring out the root causes and suggesting possible solutions.

I was priviledged and grateful to be supported by Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS) Southeast Asia Office in Vietnam and collaborated with the Center of Development and Integration (CDI) in this comprehensive research. Without their support and partnership, this study would not have been possible.

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