Việt Nam strengthens legal framework on child labour

The 2020 National Report on Child Labour by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs indicated that over one million children were engaged in labour, primarily in agriculture, construction and services. Child labour is particularly prevalent in rural and mountainous areas in the northern ...

Reduced working hours must go hand-in-hand with improved productivity

The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), the sole representative of Vietnamese worker’s interests and unified trade union organisation in the country, has for the second time this year called on the Government to reduce the weekly working hours for the private sector workers from ...

Legislators scrutinise draft amended social insurance law

National Assembly (NA) deputies spend the entire day of May 27 to discuss contentious contents of the draft amended social insurance law.In the morning discussion, many deputies laid emphasis on ensuring the rights of labourers amidst the increase in evasion, late payment and of social ...

Proposal for reduced working hours in vietnam sparks debate

In a bid to improve the well-being of workers and enhance their quality of life, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor has just recommended a reduction in standard working hours to below 48 hours per week. This proposal, grounded in Resolution No. 101/2019/QH14 of the ...

Leon Pheek

Fixed pension amounts are too low

Vietnamese pensioners can enjoy the highest pension rate in the world, 75% of their social insurance payments. However, as the salaries used to calculate social insurance premiums are low, the actual pension they receive in retirement is small.The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas) has ...

Flexible unemployment insurance payment rates proposed

The applicable Employment Law stipulates the payment rate of 1 percent for unemployment insurance to both employees and their employers. However, reality has shown that this fixed rate has created much trouble for these two groups, particularly when natural disasters, epidemics, economic recession, or financial ...

Translated by Yen Nhi

Labour market picks up in 2023: Minister

Measures had been taken to help more people get jobs overseas. In 2023, over 150,000 workers were employed abroad, up nearly 9 percent year-on-year. That was the remark made by Đào Ngọc Dung, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, at the ministerial virtual meeting ...

Minimum wage fixing for labourers under discussion

A consultation workshop on the draft dossier for the accession to the Minimum Wage Fixing Convention 1970 (Convention 131) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 15.Jointly organised by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs ...

Gender issues, social welfare highlighted in migration studies to better support migrants

Increasing migrant trends are calling for new solutions to ensure migrants’ rights and well-being, particularly for women, said experts at an international scientific conference on migration in social integration. Scholars and professionals from Vietnam, the Republic of Korea (RoK), Thailand and China gathered on October 24 ...

Labor productivity rate on the rise but still too low

The Vietnamese labor productivity rate has been increasing in both value and speed, thus helping boost growth. However, there is still a big gap between Vietnam and developed economies.The 2022 National Statistical Yearbook released by the General Statistics Office (GSO) showed that in 2021, when ...

Manh Ha

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