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Vietnam pledges to fulfill ILO membership obligations

20/06/2019

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. Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung, made that pledge at a plenary session of the 108th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 18.

 In the speech, Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung highly appreciates and agrees with ILO initiative "Building a future with decent work" launched by General Director of ILO. The Minister emphasizes that Vietnam Government always respect  the cooperation and technical support of ILO, especially in the fields of reforming labour law, completing social insurance policies and renovating salary and wages policies, implementing the international commitment in the process of international integration as well as the effort towards ratification of the basic Conventions and key technical Conventions of ILO and the implementation of these Conventions after the ratification.
He said earlier this month, the Vietnamese National Assembly passed a resolution approving Vietnam’s accession to the ILO’s Convention 98 on the application of principles of the right to organise and bargain collectively. Vietnam’s social partners, with the assistance of the ILO, are working on the amendment of the Labour Code, making it match national socio-economic development.
Besides, Vietnam is reforming its social security system and wage policy, towards harmonious, stable and progressive labour relations, the official said, noting that during the process, the country has received efficient technical support from the ILO.
Vietnam pledges to fulfill ILO membership obligations, to continue remaining and developing the effective cooperation between ILO and tripartite actors in Vietnam. The Government also requires the Ministries, sectors to concentrate into amending the system of labour law, social insuarance and wage policies, towards decent work for all people. They are match with the new challenges of the labour market, as well as suitable with the Declaration of ILO on the basic principles and rights at work.
Minister Dao Ngoc Dung called for more support from the organisation and its members in reforming domestic labour laws, especially policies regarding social insurance and labour relations, and in ratifying ILO conventions, particularly basic ones.
Speaking at another session of the conference on June 17, Chairman of the General Confederation of Labour Bui Van Cuong affirmed that ensuring employment, towards sustainable employment in the long run, is the common concern of the Government, trade union organisations and employers in Vietnam.
The 108th International Labour Conference, from June 10-21, brought together nearly 6,000 delegates worldwide to seek solutions to global labour-related challenges, future of decent work and global policies reacting to the globalization, aging population and breaking-through of technology under the impact of 4.0 industrial revolution. The delegates also share and discuss the experience on policies, law, practical implementatiion, tripartite actors in order to solve the challenges of decent work in the future..
On the sidelines of the event, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung had a working session with ILO Deputy Director General for Policy Deborah Greenfield, who applauded Vietnam’s ratification of Convention 98 and its amendment to the Labour Code.
The two sides committed to enhancing cooperation to help Vietnam complete its policy system on labour and social insurance.

 

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