News items

November 2018

  1. © Betsy Davis / UN Women 2022

    Global wage growth lowest since 2008, while women still earning 20 per cent less than men

    26 November 2018

    The latest ILO Global Wage report finds global wage growth has been weak while the gender pay gap, at about 20 per cent globally, remains unacceptably high.

  2. Viet Nam ratifies Pacific Rim trade deal, getting closer to international labour standards

    12 November 2018

    The accord includes specific labour requirements to ensure that the free flow of trade will contribute to sustainable development and enable workers and businesses to enjoy fair share of economic gains.

  3. Viet Nam ready to develop new industrial relations framework for market economy

    09 November 2018

    The framework will help the country address its industrial relations challenges and comply with its labour commitments in free trade deals.

  4. Viet Nam considers ratifying ILO’s convention to boost collective bargaining

    08 November 2018

    Collective bargaining is a fundamental right. Effective collective bargaining can reduce wildcat strikes and build harmonious industrial relations.

October 2018

  1. Discrimination issues heat up Labour Code revision debates

    24 October 2018

    The revised Labour Code is expected to better protect workers from discrimination based on gender, disability and age.

  2. Viet Nam recommends digital initiatives to promote decent work for migrant workers

    10 October 2018

    The 11th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour with the theme “Digitalization to Promote Decent Work for Migrant Workers in ASEAN” will focus on how leveraging digitalization can protect the rights of workers through increased transparency in migration management.

  3. Partnerships crucial for future of sustainable supply chains

    04 October 2018

    Better Work and Vietnamese garment industry partners gather to discuss sustainability in an era of uncertainty.

  4. Labour indicators set out to guide Viet Nam’s 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development

    01 October 2018

    The list of labour and employment indicators serves as the basis for monitoring and evaluation of the Viet Nam Sustainable Development Goals’ targets.

September 2018

  1. Japanese parliamentary members explore effective ways to support Viet Nam’s labour issues

    26 September 2018

    The delegation aimed to identify decent work challenges faced by Vietnamese workers and find solutions to address them as more and more major Japanese companies are choosing Viet Nam to locate their factories.

July 2018

  1. Free trade deal with EU calls on Viet Nam to ratify remaining fundamental labour standards

    30 July 2018

    ILO’s fundamental conventions provide for rights that should enable labour market actors in Viet Nam to decide on and support the adjustments to labour market governance necessitated by trade liberalization.

  2. Nation’s industrial zone unions network established

    27 July 2018

    The network, which includes 50 trade unions of industrial zones, processing zones and economic zones in 48 cities and provinces across the country, is a ‘soft’ mechanism based on a voluntary basis, to support each another in performing trade union functions and tasks.

  3. Grant winners announced for 2018 Labour Research Contest

    26 July 2018

    Five winning proposals will receive funding and capacity building support to complete their research by end of this year.

June 2018

  1. National alliance key to fight child labour in Viet Nam

    25 June 2018

    A national forum calls on the legal framework to be expanded to the informal economy where the majority of child labourers are found.

  2. Japan’s Minister calls for socially responsible labour practices in electronics sector

    15 June 2018

    He praises efforts by businesses in Viet Nam to conduct social dialogues and corporate social responsibilities, which can contribute to the long-term socio-economic development of the country.

May 2018

  1. Historic resolution guides Viet Nam’s wage reform

    31 May 2018

    Party Resolution 27-NQ/TW, one of the two important documents issued as the result of the Central Party meeting on 7-12 May 2018, takes into account ILO Viet Nam’s suggestions in reforming the country’s wage policies.

March 2018

  1. What’s on tonight: TV drama depicts workers’ unionization

    31 March 2018

    Awl, a highly-rated Korean soap opera, is on VTV2 every evening.

  2. © ILO/Marcel Crozet 2022

    Promoting responsible supply chains in Asia

    22 March 2018

    A new joint action by the European Union, the ILO and the OECD on responsible supply chains will promote corporate social responsibility (CSR)/responsible business conduct (RBC) with regard to decent work, environmental sustainability and respect for human rights.

February 2018

  1. Malaysian and Vietnamese trade unions to collaborate on protecting migrant workers’ rights

    20 February 2018

    The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) and the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) have developed a Joint Plan of Action on increasing protection of Vietnamese migrant workers in Malaysia.

January 2018

  1. © VNA 2022

    Viet Nam’s Deputy Prime Minister meets ILO Director General

    26 January 2018

    The two sides discussed key issues, including Viet Nam’s commitment to universal labour rights and ILO’s support for the country’s social insurance and wage reforms.

  2. © Peder Sterll 2022

    ILO: Unemployment and decent work deficits to remain high in 2018

    22 January 2018

    The ILO’s flagship report shows that while the global unemployment rate is stabilizing, unemployment and decent work deficits will stay at persistently high levels in many parts of the world.