Press releases

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October 2013

  1. Bangladesh Minimum Wages Board returns from study tour to Cambodia and Viet Nam

    07 October 2013

    Members of the Minimum Wage Board returned to Dhaka on Friday from a study tour to Cambodia and Viet Nam. The aim of the study tour was to better understand the approaches taken in other countries in order to inform the Board’s on-going negotiations on a new minimum wage for Bangladesh’s 4 million garment workers.

September 2013

  1. Window of opportunity for Viet Nam to improve gender equality at work

    24 September 2013

    Viet Nam has a lot of opportunity to address gender equality at workplaces, which helps industrial relations, but more efforts are needed in this area.

  2. New ILO report finds global number of child labourers falls - Asia Pacific sees the greatest decline but still has the largest numbers

    23 September 2013

    A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has found that the global number of child labourers has declined by one third since 2000, with the largest absolute decline in the Asia-Pacific region.

August 2013

  1. Report projects future financial woes of social security fund

    22 August 2013

    A report released today by the International Labour Organization (ILO) suggests that the Viet Nam Social Security Fund (VSS) could start having deficits by 2021 and experience depletion by 2034 if no reforms are made.

  2. Global shipping industry sets sail under new standard

    20 August 2013

    A new “bill of rights” – the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention – comes into force, ensuring protection for the world’s 1.5 million seafarers and fair competition for shipowners. Viet Nam is the 37th country to ratify the Convention.

  3. Job quality undermines youth potentials and national growth

    12 August 2013

    The quality of jobs available for young people aged between 15 and 29 is ringing an alarm in the youth labour market in Viet Nam, the first national school-to-work transition survey has shown on the occasion of the International Youth Day (12 August).

July 2013

  1. Regional trade unions cooperation needed to better protect migrant workers

    16 July 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) called on South-east Asian countries to build strong coordination and cooperation among their trade unions for the protection of international migrant workers, who are often vulnerable to unfair treatment, abuse and exploitation, at a regional seminar kicked off this morning in Hanoi.

June 2013

  1. Project launched to address demographic challenges for national social insurance system

    17 June 2013

    The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) today launched a project to improve social insurance system in the context of Viet Nam’s demographic changes, low insurance coverage and limited law enforcement.

  2. World Day Against Child Labour June 12, 2013: No to child labour in domestic work!

    12 June 2013

    The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are calling for special attention to child domestic workers on the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June this year.

  3. Uneven job recovery poses challenges to most countries

    03 June 2013

    The latest edition of the ILO’s World of Work report shows encouraging, but still-fragile signs of improvement in emerging and developing economies, while many advanced economies continue to face high or even rising unemployment and increasing inequalities.

May 2013

  1. $4m project to turn Viet Nam’s hopes for better labour relations into reality

    31 May 2013

    A US$4 million project was launched today in Hanoi to develop industrial relations in Viet Nam, making the new Labour Code and Trade Union Law beneficial to both employers and workers.

  2. Global youth unemployment rate to reach 13 per cent this year: ILO

    08 May 2013

    The world youth unemployment rate this year is close to its crisis peak and is not expected to decline before 2018, according to a new ILO report. Unemployment rate among young people in Viet Nam is also more than three times higher than the adult rate.

  3. Better Work Viet Nam Safety Fun Run 2013

    05 May 2013

    More than 3,600 garment workers have participated in Better Work Vietnam’s annual Safety Fun Run at Lucky Square, New City of Binh Duong Province on Sunday morning, 5 May.

April 2013

  1. ILO Viet Nam launches first Media Award for labour and employment journalists

    29 April 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in Viet Nam is inviting journalists to submit entries for its annual US$3,500 Media Award, which sheds light on labour and employment issues in the country.

  2. Meeting today's and tomorrow's skills needs

    26 April 2013

    The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), organized a national conference entitled “Meeting Today’s and Tomorrow’s Skills Needs” in HCM City on 25 April.

  3. ILO calls for urgent global action to fight occupational diseases

    26 April 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for an “urgent and vigorous” global campaign to tackle the growing number of work-related diseases, which claim an estimated 2 million lives per year.

March 2013

  1. Despite high labour force participation rate for women, gender pay gap on the rise

    07 March 2013

    Gender pay gap has expanded in Viet Nam where the labour force participation rate of women stands high in the world.

January 2013

  1. Global Employment Trends 2013: Global unemployment rising again but with significant differences across regions

    22 January 2013

    Five years after the outbreak of the global financial crisis, labour markets remain deeply depressed. Unemployment has started to rise again as the economic outlook worsens.

  2. More than 52 million domestic workers worldwide, no official records for Viet Nam

    09 January 2013

    Millions of domestic workers around the world remain excluded from protection enjoyed by other workers, says a new ILO report. Viet Nam still has no official records on domestic workers even though this group is growing in the labour force.

December 2012

  1. Nearly 1 million out of work, stronger job creation needed

    18 December 2012

    Nearly 1 million workers remain unemployed as the economy couldn’t create enough jobs for both new entrants to the labour force and the existing jobless, according to the Labour Force Survey Report 2012. Launched in Hanoi on 18 December by the General Statistics Office (GSO) with the ILO support, the report shows the employed population increased by 1.1 million over the last three quarters but at the same time, Viet Nam’s labour force expanded at the same rate.