News items

June 2016

  1. ILO Minimum Wage Policy Guide launched

    08 June 2016

    A new ILO web page provides information on key questions of good practice and highlights different choices that can be made depending on national preferences and country circumstances.

May 2016

  1. Viet Nam Cooperative Alliance, ILO join hands to facilitate the formalization of the informal economy

    27 May 2016

    The two organizations sign an MoU to support the effective formulation and implementation of local strategies for promoting pro-poor employment, facilitating the transition to formality, inclusive economic development and sustainable business development.

  2. Viet Nam’s trade unions set to reform for future industrial relations trends

    11 May 2016

    Some local affiliated unions of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour have already made innovative attempts to organize workers and bargain collectively with employers in a new ‘bottom-up’ and worker centred manner.

  3. Viet Nam can become a showcase for social justice

    09 May 2016

    Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, shared some thoughts about her visit to Viet Nam on 20-24 April.

April 2016

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    Why workplace stress is a collective challenge and what to do about it

    27 April 2016

    As the world marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Valentina Forastieri Senior Specialist, Occupational Health, Health Promotion and Well-being for the ILO, outlines the findings of the latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.

  2. Labour Newspaper, Voice of Viet Nam win top prize of 3rd Labour and Employment Media Award

    22 April 2016

    Other media organizations honoured at the award include the Tuoi tre newspaper, Viet Nam News Agency, Dan Tri online newspaper, Ha Tinh newspaper, Lam Dong television and radio station and Cong an Nhan dan television channel.

  3. Viet Nam vows to reform industrial relations to fully reap integration benefits

    19 April 2016

    The Government, trade unions and employers’ organizations issued a joint statement to affirm their commitment with ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

  4. New project kicked off to improve occupational safety and health for young workers

    15 April 2016

    Those aged 15-24 are more likely to become victims of occupational accidents and diseases due to their inadequate experience and awareness on safety and health at workplace.

March 2016

  1. Entertainment workers to have their labour rights safeguarded

    29 March 2016

    The Government is taking a new approach in protecting the labour-related rights of vulnerable workers in the entertainment industry.

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    ILO: 90 per cent of domestic workers excluded from social protection

    14 March 2016

    New ILO study highlights huge decent work deficits for domestic workers throughout the world.

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    ILO: Large gender gaps remain across broad spectrum of global labour market

    08 March 2016

    New ILO report highlights the enormous challenges women continue to face in finding and keeping decent jobs around the world.

November 2015

  1. Statement of ILO Country Office for Viet Nam

    20 November 2015

    The ILO Country Office for Viet Nam welcomes the strong commitment expressed by the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to respect, promote and realize the ILO’s fundamental principles and rights at work.

October 2015

  1. Raising awareness about compliance at the work place for employees and employers

    16 October 2015

    On 16 October 2015, Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Inspectorate together with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) conducted the Final Review Workshop on Labour Inspection Campaign in the Garment Sector.

  2. Launching a Project on Increasing and Improving Jobs Through Socially Responsible Labour Practices

    11 October 2015

    The project will contribute towards encouraging MNEs to contribute positively to economic and social development through socially responsible labour practices in Viet Nam, with a special focus on the electronics sector.

June 2015

  1. Viet Nam enters a new phase in occupational safety and health

    25 June 2015

    Viet Nam’s new Law on Occupational Safety and Health has been given a green light, marking a significant milestone by extending the protection and preventive efforts to the informal economy

  2. Inspection tour to cover apparel industry

    01 June 2015

    The 2015 Labour Inspection Campaign in the garment sector is taking place with an aim to improve law compliance and working conditions in this important industry.

May 2015

  1. Code of Conduct gives Viet Nam hope to address workplace sexual harassment, protecting workers and benefiting business

    25 May 2015

    A new Code of Conduct developed with ILO support is expected to help the Government, employers and workers in Viet Nam identify sexual harassment in the workplace, prevent and address it through practical guidance which is missing in the laws.

  2. Government, employers and trade union commit to tackling workplace sexual harassment

    12 May 2015

    A Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace has been signed by senior officials of the Government, employers’ organization and trade union, marking to marking Viet Nam’s commitment to preventing and addressing this issue. The development of the Code was supported by the ILO.

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    Mothers and children need more – not less – social protection

    07 May 2015

    As several countries around the world prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, two new ILO studies provide new global and country data that point to the urgent need to increase social protection for mothers and children.

April 2015

  1. ILO and Ton Duc Thang University sign collaboration acknowledgement

    25 April 2015

    Both sides agreed on an outline for future collaboration and joint activities in areas of mutual interest.