VOV.VN - As 2019 draws to a close the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) has chosen the ten most prominent events that took place in Vietnam over the past year.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has praised Vietnam’s adoption of the revised Labour Code on November 20, saying that the code will held everyone gain fair benefits of economic growth.
The retirement age for male and female workers will increase from 60 and 55 at present to 62 and 60 respectively in 2035 under the revised Labour Code that was passed by National Assembly deputies on November 20.
VOV.VN - The eighth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) is due to open on October 21 and conclude on November 27, deputy head of the NA Office Nguyen Manh Hung said during a press conference in Hanoi on October 18.
The revised Labour Code is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly for approval this month. However, major changes to the law are still under discussion in an attempt to ensure gender equality and enhance the development of female workers.
It is necessary to carefully consider reducing labourers’ working hours from 48 to 44hours per week to ensure the interests of enterprises, said Phan Thi Thanh Xuan, Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association.
A conference took place in Hanoi on September 11 to collect social opinions on the revised Labour Code draft from the angle of gender equality.
The reduction of working hours from 48 hours per week to 44 hours will create difficulties for textile and garments enterprises, according to one leading expert.
Policies towards female employees and the promotion of gender equality as prescribed in the draft amended Labour Code were highlighted at a workshop in Hanoi on August 8.
Vietnam will make all-out efforts to fulfill its obligations as a member of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and further promote cooperation between the organisation and tripartite actors – the Government, employers, and employees in the country.
The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.
Remarks of seventh session of 14th National Assembly
VOV.VN - The National Assembly (NA) is set to convene its 7th session on May 20, and conclude the session on June 14, the NA’s General Secretary Nguyen Hanh Phuc said at a press conference in Hanoi on May 17.
When the Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) holiday falls on a weekend, workers should still enjoy the following Monday and Tuesday as paid public holidays, business associations said at a workshop on revisions to the Labour Code on May 14.
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue and leaders of National Assembly Committee for Social Affairs, ministries and agencies discussed amendments to the 2012 Labour Code during a meeting in Hanoi on May 2.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has proposed to have a new holiday break on the War Invalids and Martyrs Day on July 27.
Enterprises are not interested in collaboration with vocational training establishments to train students or update their internal training programmes because the laws are not clear about their role and responsibilities, according to Vo Tan Thanh, Director of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s HCM City Branch.
A fact-finding trip and a seminar on gender equality were held in Ho Chi Minh City on March 5 by the Institute of Studies on Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE).
The Government has issued a decree to update provisions of the Labour Code relating to wages.
Fulfilling gender equality criteria is significant for Vietnam, especially when the country is integrating deeply into the global economy, said Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai.