National wage council launched, giving employers and workers a voice in minimum wage setting
06 August 2013
The establishment of Viet Nam’s National Wage Council marks a transformation from a solely Government-led minimum wage fixing mechanism into a new tripartite body which recognizes the importance of workers and employers’ participation.
ILO industrial relations specialist awarded medal by Vietnamese Government
25 July 2013
International Labour Organization (ILO) industrial relations specialist Yoon Youngmo was awarded a medal for the cause of labour, invalids and social affairs by the Vietnamese Government in Hanoi on 25 July.
Trade Union Law now available in English
23 July 2013
The bilingual publication of the 2012 Law on Trade Unions was launched on 23 July in Hanoi by the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL). The translation of the law into English, as well as the amendment process of the law, was supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Viet Nam.
Viet Nam’s leading labour journalists trained in Labour Code
19 July 2013
More than 30 labour and employment journalists from major media organizations in Viet Nam gathered in the central city of Da Nang on 18 July for a training workshop in the new Labour Code.
Public-private dialogue to promote Quang Nam tourism
11 July 2013
The ILO project “Strengthening Inland Tourism in Quang Nam Province”, in coordination with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), has supported Quang Nam Tourism Association to develop an action plan with a focus on essential public-private dialogues. A dialogue at grassroots level was piloted in Dong Giang District on 11 July to find solutions for better investment in inland tourism development.
Hoi An Tourism Information Centre opens, highlighting ILO-UNESCO partnership
23 June 2013
A new tourism information centre in Viet Nam’s ancient town of Hoi An was open to tourists on 22 June as a result of the partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Community-based tourism brings additional income to Quang Nam ethnic groups
23 June 2013
Two villages of Co Tu ethnic group in the western mountainous part of Quang Nam Province on 23 June inaugurated their community-based tourism services with the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Upper-level coordination helps trade unions return to workers
17 May 2013
The active involvement of an upper-level trade union (công đoàn cấp trên cơ sở) in collective bargaining process over wage issues has helped prevent wild-cat strikes and paved the way for better industrial relations at enterprises in the southern industrial province of Binh Duong.
Good teachers vital to ensure right to education
24 April 2013
Good teachers play a big role in getting every child into school and meeting the deadline for the Education for All goals in 1,000 days.
It’s time to improve work safety
15 March 2013
Viet Nam is lagging behind many other countries, including most of its neighbours, in occupational safety and health, said Vice Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Bui Hong Linh. According to the ministry, 606 workers died in work-related accidents last year in Viet Nam, almost 10 per cent increase against 2011.
My Son community-based tourism village opens to tourists
14 March 2013
A new community-based tourism village near the World Cultural Heritage My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam officially opens its service to tourists today. This is part of the project Strengthening of Inland Tourism in Quang Nam between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Quang Nam Province, which is contributing to the promotion of pro-poor tourism in Viet Nam.
The world we want: migrant workers need support
06 February 2013
Future migrant workers expect more administrative and financial support to go abroad while returning migrant workers hope Viet Nam will soon become as developed as the countries where they used to work. The recommendations were among the major findings during the International Labour Organization consultations with migrant workers last January in Ha Noi. The events were part of the One UN consultation process for the post-2015 development agenda.
ILO staff awarded Commemorative Medal by Viet Nam’s trade union
18 January 2013
ILO Programme Officer Nguyen Hoang Ha was awarded Commemorative Medal for “Cause of Building Trade Union Movement” by President of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour, Dang Ngoc Tung, on 18 January.
Viet Nam needs practical guidance to protect domestic workers
19 December 2012
Viet Nam has made a good start in the area of domestic workers by its coverage in the amended Labour Code but specific circumstances of this group require more detailed guidance to make the new law doable, the ILO has said.
Young rural people need employment supports
27 November 2012
Young rural people, who are often left behind in education and training, need supports to get access to quality jobs. A forum organized by the International Labour Organization in the northern province of Phu Tho on 26 November listens to the voice of this important group and delivers their messages to policy-makers.
Women should be better protected at workplaces
14 November 2012
The amended Labour Code is expected as a major step forward in promoting gender equality, particularly protecting women from sexual harassment at workplaces, but it is not enough to make female workers happy.
Asian-European labour ministers commit to fostering employment with focus on young people
26 October 2012
Labour ministers from Asian and European countries agreed on the need for policies to foster employment and create decent jobs amid the global credit crunch, stated the Hanoi Declaration on Employment and Social Protection – a Key to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth.
Priority should be given to addressing job prospects deterioration: ILO Asia-Pacific Director
25 October 2012
Viet Nam’s pension scheme reform needed: ILO Report
02 August 2012