Press releases

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September 2014

  1. Recruitment agency rank promotes fair competition and better protect migrant workers

    11 September 2014

    The 2013 ranking of Vietnamese recruitment agencies sending workers abroad has been published with 23 per cent of companies rated as “A1” or top excellent.

  2. AEC offers major employment and productivity benefits, if decisively managed

    04 September 2014

    The introduction of the ASEAN Economic Community next year could spur growth in Viet Nam’s GDP by 14.5 per cent and growth in jobs by an additional 10.5 per cent by 2025, but only if decisive action is taken to manage it effectively.

August 2014

  1. Launch of new study on labour market effects of AEC 2015

    27 August 2014

    Findings of a new study on how Viet Nam’s labour market will be affected by deeper ASEAN integration will be shared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in Hanoi, on Thursday 4 September.

July 2014

  1. ILO Meeting to discuss ways to improve skills development in Asia-Pacific

    18 July 2014

    An International Labour Organization (ILO) meeting is expected to roll out new action plans to improve skills development in Asia and the Pacific.

June 2014

  1. Campaign to combat child labour launches at the opening of 2014 Football World Cup

    11 June 2014

    The ILO’s Red Card to Child Labour campaign sends out a message that children have a right to play, not work. Viet Nam’s national football team striker Le Cong Vinh will hold up the Red Card.

  2. Employers discuss 2015 minimum wage increase, better co-ordination and evidence-based data needed

    05 June 2014

    Regional minimum wages could increase in 2015 in accordance with growth rate of Gross Domestic Products and inflation, employers’ organizations have recommended.

  3. Mike Einziger, Ann Marie Simpson, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer and friends raise their voices against child labour

    05 June 2014

    Award winning musicians are working in harmony to support the ILO's efforts to combat child labour.

May 2014

  1. ILO: Investing in high quality jobs can make economic leaps

    27 May 2014

    The ILO’s global report shows, for the first time, that quality jobs can drive sustained growth in emerging and developing countries. Viet Nam made an enormous leap over the past two decades but progress has slowed down recently.

  2. Forced labour generates annual profits of $150b globally

    20 May 2014

    ILO report finds the highest profits are in Asia and the Pacific and forced sexual exploitation. Viet Nam has no comprehensive studies on this issue.

  3. Despite long maternity leave, Viet Nam is left behind in paternity protection

    13 May 2014

    Viet Nam’s maternity leave is on a par with the developed world but the nation offers no paternity leave whereas nearly half of the countries globally encourage involvement of fathers around childbirth.

  4. Skills and lack of awareness of AEC 2015 – a major concern for enterprises, ILO warns

    09 May 2014

    An ILO research in 2013 also shows that labour productivity in Viet Nam was among the lowest levels in the Asia-Pacific region.

April 2014

  1. Thousands of garment workers to learn proper use of personal protective equipment

    25 April 2014

    With one in every ten fatal accidents at work now linked to missing personal protective equipment, Better Work Vietnam’s annual “Safety Fun Run” aims to educate garment workers on measures to guard against workplace hazards.

January 2014

  1. Weak economic recovery does not extend to jobs

    21 January 2014

    Viet Nam’s unemployment slightly increased with growing rate of vulnerable jobs in 2013 as the weak global economy recovery has failed to lead to an improvement in global labour markets, the ILO said, launching a new report on 21 January.

  2. Initiatives to put trade unions to the new height

    13 January 2014

    Pilot programmes to strengthen the role and capacity of upper-level trade unions in the country’s select industrial hubs will be launched in the northern port city of Hai Phong on 14 January.

December 2013

  1. Private sector active in fighting sexual harassment at workplaces

    19 December 2013

    A number of enterprises have taken the lead in preventing and combating sexual harassment at the workplace since this sensitive issue for the first time was prohibited in the amended Labour Code 2012 which started effect on 1 May 2013.

  2. Rural residents to learn about safe migration

    16 December 2013

    Public events will be organized in target rural areas to enhance self-protection skills and understanding about safe migration and support services available to prevent migrant workers from falling victim to labour exploitation and human trafficking.

November 2013

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility – “Promote Disability Inclusion, Expand Businesses”

    30 November 2013

    Promoting job opportunities for People with Disabilities is not only the key for people with disability to participate in the community but also contribute to businesses to expand.

  2. ILO: Employment crucial for successful HIV/AIDS treatment

    27 November 2013

    New ILO study finds that people with jobs are more likely to keep to HIV treatment.

  3. Viet Nam tightens control over contracts for labour migration

    13 November 2013

    With ILO support, the Vietnamese Government regulates contracts and deposits for overseas work to protect workers and minimize risks for recruitment agencies.

  4. Training future lawyers to ensure justice for people with disabilities

    12 November 2013

    Good lawyers with knowledge, right attitudes and perspectives about persons with disabilities can help break barriers and open doors for them to the workplaces and the whole society .