Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung stressed the necessary to hold regular dialogue on labour safety and hygiene policies in order to share information and intensify mutual understanding between employers and employees.
The dialogue was also a chance for participants to contribute ideas to the making and revision of laws and policies so as to make them conformable to business and production activities.
According to estimates of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), every day, the world records 6,400 deaths due to work incidents and occupational diseases and 680,000 people injured at workplace, which requires a satisfactory investment in labour safety and hygiene at both international and national levels and in businesses.
In Vietnam, over 1 million youths enter the labour market each year, with the number of labourers aged from 15-24 accounting for 15 percent of the country’s workforce. The rate of work incidents involved in young people is 40 percent higher than that of other groups.
ILO Vietnam Director Lee Chang-hee said that the target of improving labour safety and hygiene is reached only when State management agencies, employers, employees and organisations representing business owners and workers exert joint efforts.
Participants at the dialogue discussed issues related to newly-promulgated policies, and proposed measures to solve shortcomings in implementing State laws and regulations on the field as well as initiatives on administrative procedure reform.