"Briefing on the Revision of Vietnamese Labor Law"- Workshop - Co-host with KOCHAM

Better Work Vietnam is pleased to co-host the KOCHAM’s event “Briefing on the Revision of Vietnamese Labor Law” to explain the newly passed Vietnam labor law which will be effective from 1 May 2013. During the workshop, an overview of Better Work Vietnam program which has been actively supporting employers, employees, international buyers, and other stakeholders to ensure self-sustainable improvements of factories will be also provided.

Co-hosts: Consulate General of South Korea in Ho Chi Minh City, Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry, KOCHAM and Better Work Vietnam.

In addition to having the opportunity to hear from Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry about recent changes in the Vietnam Labor Law, Better Work will be giving a short overview of the program here in Vietnam.  Better Work has been operating in Vietnam for over three years and has helped roughly 200 apparel factories to improve working conditions in a way that also strengthens their business competitiveness. 

To date, the program has proved to improve factories’ business relationships in the following ways:

75% of Better Work factories have seen an increase in order size from their key customers

67% of Better Work factories have longer relationships with their customers

70% of Better Work factories have seen a reduction in their social compliance audits and associated costs

In addition, Better Work factories have seen the following impacts on their business: 

•       65% have seen a rise in total sales

•       62% have increased production capacity

•       60% have expanded employment, by an average of 800 jobs each






▪Opening Remarks from Consul General


▪Video Screening of Economic Trends

(General Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Director of the headquarters)


▪ Coffee Break


▪Briefing on the Revision of Vietnamese Labor Law and Q&A session

(Mr. Choi Tai Ho - Consul General of the Republic of Korea)

16:00 ~ 16:30

▪ Introduction of Better Work Vietnam program

(Mrs. Tara Rangarajan - Programme Manager, Better Work Vietnam)