Labor policy and administration

Safety and health at work

Vietnam now needs to walk the talk on sexual harassment

The amended Labour Code (LC) of Vietnam includes a number of positive and important provisions, including a definition of sexual harassment. These changes were accepted by the National Assembly (NA) on 20 November 2019. The new Labour Code defines sexual harassment in the workplace for ...

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 ...

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 ...

'Harsh' tactics used to keep wages low for Vietnamese garment workers

European and U.S. fashion brands sourcing from Vietnam must stop their “harsh” tactics that push down workers’ wages and trap millions in poverty, labor rights campaigners said on Thursday.Earlier this year, charity Oxfam criticized Australian fashion firms for using a “system of entrenched exploitation” that ...

Most workers said income sufficient to cover living expenses: survey

With average monthly income of VND5.5 million (US$261), nearly half of workers in Vietnam felt that their income was enough to cover basic living expenses, according to a recent wage survey. The survey on wage, income and life quality of workers in 2018 was released yesterday ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Labour Code revision opportunity to promote gender equality

Experts discussed effective strategies and interventions to solve gender discriminations present in the provisions of the current 2012 Labour Code during a workshop held in Hà Nội on Thursday. The workshop, titled “General Consultation on Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Impact Assessment of the Proposal to Revise ...

VNS Reporter

Aging population prompts Vietnam to look at raising retirement levels

Vietnam is looking at two options to raise the retirement age for both men and women as part of changes to the country’s social insurance policies.Keep reading ...

Hoang Thuy

Assaults on medical staff on the rise in Vietnam

The number of assaults against medical workers climbed to a record high last year, with 25 cases reported to the police. Hospital violence stayed in the headlines year-round, prompting both Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the National Assembly to voice concerns.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Negligence blamed for building deaths

A report from the Labour Safety Department shows that 33.8 per cent of construction-related accidents are caused by employer negligence.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Higher social insurance premiums to benefit workers

An increase in social insurance premiums that will accompany new rules that take effect next year will benefit workers, officials claim.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

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