The Role of Employers’ Organizations in Matching Skills and Increasing Mobility Across the ASEAN Region: Employers’ Regional Workshop – ASEAN TRIANGLE Project
6 November 2013
To support national employers’ organizations in responding to issues related to skills and mobility, the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) organized a regional workshop in the framework of the ASEAN TRIANGLE project. Through presentations by regional and global experts and open discussion between ASEAN employers, the workshop aimed to increase businesses’ understanding of the implications of skilled labour mobility and to discuss challenges and good practices of employers in relation to migration in all skill categories.
Study tour to Manila, the Philippines, from 21 to 25 Oct 2013 for experience exchange on Vocational Training Law revision process
21 - 25 October 2013
Under the ILO Project on Enhancing the Employability of Workers and the Competitiveness of Businesses for the Socio-economic Development of Viet Nam, a study tour to Manila, the Philippines, will be organized from 21 to 25 Oct 2013 for experience exchange on Vocational Training Law revision process. Participants are officers from MOLISA, VCCI, VGCL and National Assembly. At the end of the study tour, participants are expected to have a report on lessons learnt and concrete follow-up actions and recommendations for the law revision.
Training of trainers on occupational safety and health inspection tools in quarrying and processing enterprises
14 - 17 October 2013
Participants from five target provinces will be trained on occupational safety and health in quarrying, one of the deadliest industries in Viet Nam
Consultation Meeting on the Findings of the Scoping/Assessment Exercise Conducted on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Roadmap on the Free Flow of Skilled Labour: Towards a Mutual Recognition of Skills in ASEAN
30 September 2013
This meeting will discuss the findings of the ILO scoping study that took stock of the developments on the ASEAN Economic Community goals of the free flow of skilled labour in the ASEAN Member States and will develop a collective Action Plan to pursue the Mutual Recognition of Skills in ASEAN. It will be attended by government representatives from ASEAN Member States and representatives from the regional workers’ and employers’ organization.
26 September - 2 October 2013
Continuing a series of shared learning seminars organized by Better Work Vietnam, the topic in this quarter is "Preventing harassment at workplace".
23 September 2013
The new Labour Code and the Trade Union Law have some important changes that promote and protect women in the workplace.
21 September 2013
Up to 1,000 tourism and foreign language students in Quang Nam and Da Nang provinces will take part in the first ever tourism job fair in Hoai River square of Hoi An City. Titled Quang - Da Students and Tourism, the fair is supported by the Quang Nam Province’s Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Hoi An People’s Committee, and is directly organised by Quang Nam’s Tourism Association with the support of the SIT project/ ILO and Labour Newspaper.
20 September 2013
Workshop on Training cooperation between business vocational schools and tourism entreprises focuses on developing solutions to increase collaboration and improve training quality and employment opportunities.
18 - 20 September 2013
The three-day study visit will be hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training of the Kingdom of Cambodia and co-organized by the ILO ASEAN and GMS TRIANGLE Projects. It will allow participants to see the operation and management of Migrant Resource Centers (MRCs) in Cambodia, interspersed with a series of workshops to share experiences among representatives from five participating sending countries. The study visit will also show the different modalities of operating the MRC – through government institutions, civil society and trade unions, which can lead to improvements in service delivery of existing and future MRCs.
Regional Meeting on Work in Fishing: Increased Knowledge Base and Sharing Good Practices for the Protection of Migrant Workers
12 - 13 September 2013
This two-day regional tripartite meeting co-hosted by the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration of the Government of Indonesia and the ILO will present the international standards on work in fishing, share national policy and legislative framework among ASEAN Member States and States employing ASEAN workers, and share experiences on the protection of migrant workers in this sector in the region and around the world. The meeting will increase knowledge base and share data and research on the fishing sector and will consider recommendations for ASEAN regional partnerships and bilateral cooperation.
10 September 2013
The public – private dialogue on Quang Nam Province labour force will be organised by the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs with support from the SIT/ILO project. Through the dialogue, relevant provincial government agencies will learn about the difficulties and obstacles in labour and employment that tourism businesses and vocational training facilities are faced with, and will work to find suitable policy solutions to support them.
6 September 2013
The National Assembly, together with UNDP and the ILO, organised a workshop on September 6 to consider pension reform options. The event was chaired by the deputies of the Social Affairs and Budget and Finance Committees of the National Assembly. National and international experts offered their recommendations on amendments to the revised Social Insurance Law, which will be submitted to the 13th National Assembly at its seventh and eighth sessions in 2014 for adoption.
5 September 2013
Better Work Vietnam (BWV) and Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) will hold a Buyers' Forum on 4th and 5th September 2013. Each programme will have a separate meeting with international and local buyers in Phnom Penh while BWV Buyers' Forum will be on 5th September.
22 August 2013
At the training, the ILO senior actuary and lead author of the valuation, will share the ILO analysis of the current pension system, as well as ILO recommendations for the reform, including retirement age and pension formula changes.
20 August 2013
The workshop is designed to disseminate the tentative list of KPIs recommended by the ILO for Vietnam Unemployment Insurance. The event is aiming at (i)finalizing the set of indicators suggested by the international consultant in consultation with VSS, VGCL, VCCI and selected ESCs. (ii)agreeing on working mechanizms to report on the selected KPIs.
16 August 2013
The new Vietnam Labour Law, which includes many changes, has been officially in effect from 1st May 2013. To support factories in capturing these changes quickly in order to adjust their policies and internal regulations accordingly, Better Work Vietnam organizes shared learning seminars dedicated to the topic "New Labour Law Update 2013".
15 August 2013
The Centre for Industrial Relations Development of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Viet Nam and the Better Work Viet Nam Program will co-organize the seminar to clarify the goal, roles and activities of Better Work Vietnam Program, to evaluate the Program effectiveness after 4 years of operation as well as to draw lessons learnt and discuss the Program’s future orientation
15 August 2013
Viet Nam will hold its national preparatory meeting for the 6th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour with tripartite partners and civil society. The national preparatory meeting for Viet Nam is organized by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and will be held on 15 August 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam with the support of the ILO ASEAN TRIANGLE Project and and Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers (TFAMW).
12 - 16 August 2013
At the training, the ILO specialists will explain how the ILO pension model works and how the specific model of Vietnam was built. The workshop will support the ILO Vietnamese partners, most notably VSS and MOLISA, to carry out actuarial valuations in the future using the ILO pension model.
Training for enhancing Occupational Safety and Health activities: 12-16 August, 2013 in Ba Ria – Vung Tau
12 - 16 August 2013
Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) in collaboration with ILO/Japan OSH project and Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA)will organize the OSH training to provide participants with the knowledge and experiences of Japanese good practices on: (i) practical, effective method of self – inspection at workplace; (ii) OSH promotional activities (5S, KYT, Zero-accident campaign) and; (iii) roles of Occupational Safety and Health Associations.