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Minister Dao Ngoc Dung receives Deputy General Director of ILO

27/08/2019

On August 26th, 2019, at the Ministry’s Head office, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung had a cordial meeting with Mrs. Debora Greenfield – Deputy General Director of ILO. Attending the meeting were Leaders from Ministry’s Office, Department of International Cooperation, Department of Social Insurance, Department of Employment and Department of Industrial Relationship and Wages.

At the meeting, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung welcomed Mrs. Debora Greenfield on the occasion of celebrating 100th anniversary of ILO which will be held in Hanoi on August 27th.

At the meeting, the Minister highly appreciated ILO for the support Vietnam in establishment and building legal policies namely amended Labour Code, social insurance, labour safety, social security… Relating to amended Labour Code, the Minister said that it was necessary to focus on the labour conditions and labour standards identifying the major contents in amended Labour Code such as: issues on retirement age, overtime, labourers representatives organization… Accordingly, the tasks should be prepared are determine the time and progress of implementation of each issue (clearly stating the work performed each week, each month, assigning responsibilities to each member ...);  However, according to the Minister, Vietnam has joined the ILO for nearly 30 years and contributes effectively and responsibly to the ILO. Currently, Vietnam has joined 24 Conventions, including 6 basic Conventions. With ILO Vietnam, Vietnam has a close relationship, working together, sharing and supporting each other very actively at work, especially in building harmonious, stable and progressive labour relations.

In response to the Minister, Ms. Debora Greenfield expressed her pleasure to visit to the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs, and congratulated Vietnam for ratifying Convention 98, as well as the Vietnam-EU Agreement because it was very important step for Vietnam to deepen integration, to become a global trading partner, and develop into a high middle-income country in the next few years.
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