News items

June 2017

  1. Updated labour law guide app available for free

    07 June 2017

    Following the success of the first edition, Better Work Vietnam launches the latest update to its labour law application for smartphone.

May 2017

  1. APEC economies adopt new cooperation framework to address future of work issues

    15 May 2017

    The framework includes labour market policy, skills training, and social protection.

April 2017

  1. Draft revised Labour Code open for comments

    28 April 2017

    The draft text of the newly revised Labour Code, which includes substantial change in numerous provisions on conditions of employment and industrial relations, is now available for public comments until 21 June.

  2. Special prizes await you – Show us what your safe workplace is like!

    27 April 2017

    Submit your entry to ILO Viet Nam facebook page by 24 June

  3. Labour inspectors to focus on electronics firms in 2017

    18 April 2017

    The annual labour inspection campaign is expected to improve law compliance in this key export sector.

March 2017

  1. Fair competition can protect workers in globalized world

    29 March 2017

    Director of ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities, Maria Helena André, shares insights about her first visit to Viet Nam in March 2017. During her working trip, she had the opportunity to meet leaders of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour as well as the Commission of External Affairs and Commission of People’s Mobilization of the Party Central Committee.

  2. Labour researchers to discuss labour law impacts and apparel industry’s informalization

    21 March 2017

    Regular labour research meetings are expected to raise researchers’ interests in labour issues and support young researchers.

  3. More Vietnamese want women to stay at home than world’s average: ILO-Gallup report

    09 March 2017

    New landmark report clearly shows that in Viet Nam and around the world, most women prefer to be working and the majority of men agree.

  4. Women in Asia: High contribution, little rewards

    01 March 2017

    Women's labour force participation has either fallen or remained stagnant across Asia says the ILO ahead of International Women’s Day. An ILO book reviews the role of women in Asia’s economic transformation and highlights the barriers they face in the region’s labour market.

  5. Upholding the rights of indigenous peoples in Asia: A key to address climate change

    01 March 2017

    Around two thirds of the world’s indigenous peoples live in Asia. An ILO study reviews the legal and policy frameworks which tackle the challenges they face and highlights the pivotal role they play in combating climate change and building resilient societies.

January 2017

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    ILO: Global unemployment expected to rise by 3.4 million in 2017

    12 January 2017

    Economic growth continues to disappoint and deficits in decent work remain widespread.

December 2016

  1. Photo story: Courage

    16 December 2016

    The untold stories behind migrant workers portrayed by photographer Nguyen Viet Thanh

  2. © T.Aljibe / AFP 2023

    Global wage growth falls to its lowest level in four years

    15 December 2016

    Wage recovery in some developed economies – including the United States and Germany – was not sufficient to offset the decline in emerging and developing countries.

  3. Viet Nam’s child labour action plan launched

    02 December 2016

    The Programme on the Prevention and Reduction of Child Labour for the 2016-20 period was officially launched in Hanoi in a two-day workshop starting on 1 December to step up the fight against child labour in Viet Nam.

November 2016

  1. Employment promotion, social protection and labour market governance high on new ILO-Viet Nam cooperation agenda

    14 November 2016

    The 2017-21 ILO-Viet Nam Decent Work Country Programme will be finalized by the end of this year.

September 2016

  1. New partnership agreed for more and better jobs in electronics sector

    30 September 2016

    Multinational enterprises, the Vietnamese Government, employers’ and workers’ organizations have agreed to work in close partnership to create more and better jobs in the electronics sector – one of the country’s newest and biggest manufacturing industries.

  2. Viet Nam: Poor working conditions prevalent in sex work

    16 September 2016

    A new ILO study shows that most sex workers entered the job voluntarily but had limited control of occupational safety and health implications.

  3. Viet Nam’s journalists trained to communicate sex work

    07 September 2016

    The workshop aims to bridge the gaps in the current media coverage of sex work including usage of language, knowledge and approaches.

  4. New pre-departure curriculum makes workers less vulnerable when working abroad

    03 September 2016

    The curriculum is now applied to nearly one fourth of all recruitment agencies in Viet Nam that recruit migrant workers to work in Taiwan (China).

June 2016

  1. Viet Nam’s first collective agreement among FDI companies signed in Hai Phong

    23 June 2016

    The agreement is a significant example of genuine industrial relations in Viet Nam after decades when industrial relations were restricted to State regulations and the trade union was a socio-political organization taking care of workers’ marginal benefits.