Labor policy and administration

Most workers feel productive for less than 6 hours a day

68 percent of Vietnamese workers feel they are productive for just 4 to 6 hours per day, a recent survey has found. Only 14 percent of respondents reported feeling productive for over 7 hours per day, the survey covering 500 office workers and 200 employers carried ...

Hung Le

Regional conference looks toward protection of migrant workers

The third ministerial conference on labour cooperation among Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam (CLMTV) kicked off in Siem Reap city of Cambodia on September 17.Themed “Toward the protection of migrant workers in CLMTV countries: cooperation in social security”, this year’s conference focuses discussions on ...

Harmony in interest of relevant parties sought in draft revised Labour Code

It is necessary to carefully consider reducing labourers’ working hours from 48 to 44hours per week to ensure the interests of enterprises, said Phan Thi Thanh Xuan, Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association. She proposed the design of ...

Law revision may impede business

With Vietnam’s low labour productivity and overtime, a proposal on reducing working hours in the latest draft amendments to the Labour Code – if adopted – could become a burden for the business community. Khoi Nguyen reports.According to Article 107 of the latest draft amendments ...

Initiative promotes safer working conditions for apparel, footwear workers

The Life and Building Safety (LABS) Initiative was officially launched in Hanoi on August 6 by IDH – the sustainable trade initiative and the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), aiming to promote safer conditions for factory workers in the apparel and footwear industries.The standards ...

Việt Nam seeks to protect migrants’ rights

Improved international regulations and standards to protect the rights and welfare of migrants, including thousands of Vietnamese guest workers, are needed in today’s globalized world, speakers said at an international conference on migration and labour held on August 2 in HCM City. The event aimed to generate new research ...

Vietnam pledges to fulfill ILO membership obligations

Vietnam will make all-out efforts to fulfill its obligations as a member of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and further promote cooperation between the organisation and tripartite actors – the Government, employers, and employees in the country. Dao Ngoc Dung, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social ...

Vietnam labor federation wants minimum wage raised 8 pct

Vietnam General Confederation of Labor proposed an 8.18 percent increase in minimum wages while VCCI, which represents employers, suggested 2 percent.The National Wage Council will hold one or two more meetings to debate the issue and come up with a final proposal on adjustments for ...

Doan Loan

Participation in ILO convention in line with Vietnam’s international integration

Vietnam’s participation in the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s Convention 98 on the application of principles of the right to organise and bargain collectively is in line with the Party and State’s guidelines in international integration of labour and society.This evaluation was made in a report ...

Vietnam plans to raise retirement age to 62 for men and 60 for women

The retirement age in Vietnam is expected to increase to 62 for men and 60 for women under proposals put forward by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).The current retirement age is 60 for men and 55 for women.In the first option, ...

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