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National Assembly: Time to approve Vietnam’s accession to ILO’s Convention 98

National Assembly: Time to approve Vietnam’s accession to ILO’s Convention 98

08/06/2019
Most opinions at the debate at the National Assembly on June 7 morning supported Vietnam’s joining Convention 98 of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on the application of principles of the right to organise and bargain collectively. Many deputies said participating in the convention is in line with the Party and State’s policies on international integration in the fields of labour and social affairs, and demonstrates the country’s resolve and efforts to realise labour-related commitments under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as well as obligations as a member state of the ILO.
Raising overtime cap: graduated rates needed for calculating pay

Raising overtime cap: graduated rates needed for calculating pay

03/06/2019
The Government has submitted to the National Assembly the draft revised Labour Code with many new regulations, including raising the cap on overtime to 400 hours a year from the current 300 hours.  
The necessity of joining ILO's Convention No.98 of Vietnam

The necessity of joining ILO's Convention No.98 of Vietnam

01/06/2019
On May 29th, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh reported to the National Assembly the entry of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No.98 on Application of Principles of the right to organize and collectively negotiate (known as ILO's Convention No.98).
HCM City needs 30,000 labourers in May

HCM City needs 30,000 labourers in May

15/05/2019
Recruitment demand of Ho Chi Minh City continues to increase in May, needing about 30,000 workers, according to the city’s Resources Forecast and Labour Market Information (Falmi) Centre. Falmi Director Tran Thi Anh Dao said that the labour market witnesses a trend of increase in quantity and reduction in the demand on labourers for simple jobs.
Efforts to enhance the signing and ratification of Vietnam – EU Free Trade Agreement

Efforts to enhance the signing and ratification of Vietnam – EU Free Trade Agreement

15/05/2019
On May 13th, 2019, in Hanoi, Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep had a bilateral meeting with Mrs. Madeleine Tuininga, Head of Unit on Trade and Sustainable Development, Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission on the occasion of the Delegation participating the meeting of Mixed Commitee for cooperation and Partnership Vietnam – EU (CPA). At the same day, Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep and Mrs. Madeleine Tuininga co-chaired the round-table on the labour issues in Vietnam – EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
Action month for labour safety, hygiene launched

Action month for labour safety, hygiene launched

07/05/2019
The Action month for Labour safety and hygiene with theme “ Enhancing risk assessment and management at workplaces” was launched in the central province of Quang Nam on May 4. Attending the event were Deputy Minister of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung; Vice Chairman of Vietnam General Conferderation of Labour Ngo Duy Hieu; National Director of International Labour Organization (ILO) in Vietnam Chang- Hee Lee; Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairperson of Provincial People’s Committee Dinh Van Thu; Vice Chairperson of Provincial People’s Committee Le Van Thanh; representatives from Ministries, localities on the whole country.
Dialogue seeks ways to improve occupational safety, hygiene

Dialogue seeks ways to improve occupational safety, hygiene

06/05/2019
The National Council on Labour Safety and Hygiene held a dialogue in the central province of Quang Nam on May 3, drawing more than 200 participants across the nation. Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in cooperation with Vietnam General Confederation of Labour held this event which was part of activities in response to the national action month for labour safety and hygiene in 2019.
Prime Minister to talk face-to-face with skilled workers

Prime Minister to talk face-to-face with skilled workers

06/05/2019
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is set to have a dialogue with workers of the hi-tech industries in Ho Chi Minh City on May 5.