News items

July 2019

  1. Trade union needs comprehensive reform to implement FTAs, ILO Conventions: PM

    30 July 2019

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlights ILO Centenary Declaration when addressing the celebration of 90 years of Viet Nam’s Trade Union in Hanoi on 28 July. ILO Viet Nam Director Chang-Hee Lee was among the prominent guests at the high-level event.

  2. ILO Viet Nam Director attends Viet Nam Trade Union’s 90 year celebration

    28 July 2019

    The Northern Red Union, which is now the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour, was first established on 28 July 1929.

  3. Vietnam ratifies the Collective Bargaining Convention

    26 July 2019

    Vietnam becomes the 167th ILO Member State to ratify Convention No. 98

  4. National press awards on preventing child labour call for submissions until 31 August

    25 July 2019

    The final results will be announced in the third quarter of 2019.

  5. Viet Nam Decent Work Country Programme yields results at midway

    18 July 2019

    The ILO has offered support through policy advice, capacity building and technical cooperation to open opportunities for women and men to gain access to better jobs and participate in the decisions that affect their lives.

  6. High-level Swiss delegation visits garment factory in Dong Nai

    12 July 2019

    Since 2010, the Saitex factory has been part of Better Work Viet Nam, a flagship programme of the ILO and the International Finance Corporation to improve working conditions and boost competitiveness of the garment industry. The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) of Switzerland is one of its main donors.

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    Increase in heat stress predicted to bring productivity loss equivalent to 80 million jobs

    01 July 2019

    Global warming is expected to result in an increase in work-related heat stress, damaging productivity and causing job and economic losses. The poorest countries will be worst affected.

June 2019

  1. ILO congratulates Viet Nam, EU on signing free trade deal

    30 June 2019

    The agreement promotes the respect for fundamental labour rights under the ILO’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

  2. International Labour Conference ends with adoption of key Convention and Declaration

    22 June 2019

    The International Labour Conference adopts landmark instruments on violence and harassment and a Declaration on the future of work. The Conference concluded its two-week session, which marked the Centenary of the ILO.

  3. Viet Nam pledges to fulfil ILO membership obligations

    20 June 2019

    Viet Nam fully supports ILO Centenary Declaration which the Conference is expected to adopt.

  4. Retirement age, overtime top lawmakers’ discussion on revised Labour Code

    19 June 2019

    The draft revised Labour Code was brought to the National Assembly for discussion and is expected to get the green light from lawmakers in the next sitting in October 2019.

  5. ILO welcomes Viet Nam's vote to ratify ILO fundamental convention on collective bargaining

    14 June 2019

    All of the deputies present at the National Assembly session on 14 June voted yes to the ratification of ILO Convention 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining.

  6. ILO, German development agency join hands to promote vocational training, green growth in Viet Nam

    05 June 2019

    ILO Viet Nam and the Germany Agency for International Co-operation have agreed to join forces to provide more effective support to the Vietnamese Government in the areas of mutual interests.

May 2019

  1. Students learn about Viet Nam’s union history and ILO

    31 May 2019

    A public event to celebrate 90 years of Viet Nam’s Trade Union and 100 years of ILO attracted the country’s top union leaders and hundreds of students.

  2. Viet Nam takes action to promote labour rights of persons with disabilities

    28 May 2019

    Viet Nam is now the 84th ILO Member State to ratify Convention No. 159

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    Women in leadership bring better business performance

    22 May 2019

    A new report shows gender diversity improves business outcomes, and makes it easier to attract talent. The report also looks at the reasons behind the continuing gender diversity deficits, and makes recommendations for breaking the cycle.

  4. Labour chapter important to EU-Viet Nam free trade deal

    16 May 2019

    Viet Nam has made major steps towards the ratification of ILO fundamental conventions and in revising the Labour Code, which shows the country’s good wills and effective efforts to sign and ratify EVFTA.

  5. Lawmakers agree Viet Nam should join ILO convention on collective bargaining

    06 May 2019

    The dossier for the ratification of Convention 98 has been submitted by the State President to the National Assembly for its upcoming sitting this May.

April 2019

  1. ILO’s presentation at the 2nd ICA-AP Cooperative Registrars’ Forum

    25 April 2019

    The Director of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam participated in the 2nd International Co-operative Alliance – Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP) Cooperative Registrars’ Forum held in Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam to present ILO’s work on statistics of cooperatives.

  2. ILO expands support to the wood-processing industry to northern Viet Nam

    25 April 2019

    The industry is growing quickly in the North with a lot of demand from factories for assistance to become more competitive.