When dialogue makes good sense for businesses and workers alike
01 May 2015
The successful introduction of effective and regular systems for employers and workers to communicate has boosted productivity and improved working conditions in a Viet Nam auto production company. It has also shown how important it is for such initiatives to be replicated more widely so that new laws bring real, grassroots change.
How tourism makes a difference in poor areas of Viet Nam
11 February 2015
Over the last three years, an International Labour Organization (ILO) project in Viet Nam has developed tourism-boosting jobs and reduced poverty in neglected areas.
When something goes wrong: the challenge for migrant workers
18 December 2014
By Gyorgy Sziraczki, Director of ILO Country Office for Viet Nam
12 December 2014
Mother, Daughter, Wife, Factory Worker, Wheelchair user. 24 year old Tran Thi Trinh is all of these and more but she refuses to be defined by any labels or stereotypes.
What will economic integration bring for Viet Nam and ASEAN?
04 September 2014
By Yoshiteru Uramoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific
Youth unemployment on the rise
02 July 2014
Viet Nam’s latest quarterly Labour Market Update shows one in five young people aged 20-24 with a university degree is jobless.
Domestic work, work like any other
13 June 2014
Opinion by Yoshiteru Uramoto, ILO Regional Director for Asia-Pacific
Retirement age and pension formula – key components of social insurance reform: ILO
12 May 2014
The revised Law on Social Insurance will be brought to discussion at the regular National Assembly meeting which starts on 20 May. Among the key changes suggested by the ILO are retirement age increase and a new pension formula. Carlos Galian, social security expert, ILO in Viet Nam, explains the issue.
Better talk leads to better work
02 January 2014
As Viet Nam prepares for a major expansion of international trade a new system for worker-employer relations in garment factories is helping to pave the way for improved working conditions and competitiveness.
How will ASEAN regional integration affect labour migration in Viet Nam?
17 December 2013
By Sally Barber and Max Tunon, International Labour Organization, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Middle-class jobs put Viet Nam on the road to economic recovery
12 December 2013
By Phu Huynh, Labour Economist, International Labour Organization, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Better talk leads to better work
09 December 2013
As Viet Nam prepares for a major expansion of international trade – with the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Free Trade Agreement negotiations – a new system for worker-employer relations in garment factories is helping to pave the way to improved working conditions and competitiveness.
Pension system: difficult choices to overcome a major crisis
14 October 2013
The pension fund in Viet Nam faces a crisis, but the required reforms are not popular. ILO Viet Nam specialist on social protection, Carlos Galian, analyses the difficult choices for the Government.
Helping recruitment agencies make a difference
18 September 2013
The recruitment agency association in Viet Nam is piloting a self-regulatory tool to promote fair competition and better protect migrant workers.
New Horizon for Vietnamese seafarers
23 August 2013
With the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 now in force, ratifying countries, like Vietnam, are turning to implementation.
New employment pattern offers opportunities but can be a two-edged sword
23 April 2013
The amended Labour Code for the first time recognizes the practice of labour dispatch, where workers are employed by one company and ”dispatched” to work in another company. Chief Technical Advisor on Industrial Relations of ILO Viet Nam, Yoon Youngmo, analyzes the significant changes this will bring to the labour market.
Fighting a slow and invisible killer
23 April 2013
Rock quarries are among the most dangerous workplaces in Viet Nam. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is helping enhance self-inspection and training on occupational safety and health (OSH) to try to make work in the quarries healthier and safer.
Enhance job opportunities for people with disabilities for everyone's benefits
30 November 2012
Viet Nam has lost 3 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product as the result of the involuntary exclusion of persons with disabilities from the labour market. On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), the ILO is calling for investment in more effective inclusion strategies that can yield returns to society and benefit everyone.
Tourism benefits Viet Nam’s rural poor
01 November 2012
Inland hilltribe villagers in Quang Nam province have increased their earnings by developing products such as traditional weavings, spices, tea gift baskets and home stay services for tourists, with the help of an ILO project and funding from the Luxembourg Government. By Tran Quynh Hoa, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam.
Viet Nam: Serving markets and workers
20 July 2012
Textiles are Viet Nam’s second largest export and provide about two million jobs for local workers. The sector has usually been associated with high productivity and competitiveness, but also with poor working conditions. Is it possible to reconcile the two?