Joseph Buckley

Joe Buckley

Joe Buckley was Visiting Fellow at the Vietnam Studies Programme of ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Joe Buckley (6)

When a State-Led Union Can Make a Difference

Joe Buckley

One would think that a state-run union in Vietnam would not be able to do much for the welfare of workers. But the Vietnamese General Confederation of Labour has made modest gains amid the current downturn.

Vietnam’s First Provincial Labour Arbitration Council: A Solid First Step

Joe Buckley

The launch of the Dong Nai provincial labour arbitration council has been positively greeted as a step forward for Vietnamese labour relations. But it may actually end up undermining pressure for pro-labour reforms.

When Environmental Sustainability Masks Unsustainable Employment

Joe Buckley

The drive by food delivery platforms to achieve environmental sustainability through the reduction of plastic use belies the fact that these firms do little to create sustainable employment.

Time for Vietnam to Apply Minimum Wage to Gig Economy Workers

Joe Buckley

On paper, gig workers appear to be paid more than their salaried worker counterparts in Vietnam. But the former have to work for longer hours and do not have access to the same benefits enjoyed by the latter. As such, the proposed raise in minimum wage should be applied to gig workers too.

Vietnam’s App-based Driver Protests Surge amidst Rising Petrol Prices

Joe Buckley

Collective strikes by app-based drivers in Vietnam are using strategies previously employed by workers from more traditional sectors. As petrol prices rise, the heat is on the app companies to respond to growing demands for change.