Press releases

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December 2014

  1. Despite some progress, garment factories need to strengthen fire safety

    11 December 2014

    The latest report by Better Work Vietnam showed that fire safety works in major garment factories in the South have yet to meet the national and international standards despite certain progress.

  2. Innovative Career Guidance to connect the dots for better jobs for young people

    06 December 2014

    An Innovative Career Guidance Package tailor-made for Viet Nam has been introduced in a hope to help young people make the right choices for their own future.

  3. Global wage growth stagnates, lags behind pre-crisis rates

    05 December 2014

    The latest ILO Global Wage Report warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality. Meanwhile, wage growth in Viet Nam shows positive developments but there’s still a long way for the country to catch up with the world.

  4. Farmers win $12,000 in competition to start businesses

    05 December 2014

    The International Labour Organization announced the three winners of the “Business Plan Competition” for their innovative business plans on 5 December.

September 2014

  1. ILO statement on Verité report on working conditions in Malaysia’s electronics sector

    19 September 2014

    The monitoring group, Verité, has revealed that nearly one in three migrant workers, including Vietnamese, in Malaysia’s electronic sector was under forced labour conditions in their report issued on 17 September.

  2. Recruitment agency rank promotes fair competition and better protect migrant workers

    11 September 2014

    The 2013 ranking of Vietnamese recruitment agencies sending workers abroad has been published with 23 per cent of companies rated as “A1” or top excellent.

  3. AEC offers major employment and productivity benefits, if decisively managed

    04 September 2014

    The introduction of the ASEAN Economic Community next year could spur growth in Viet Nam’s GDP by 14.5 per cent and growth in jobs by an additional 10.5 per cent by 2025, but only if decisive action is taken to manage it effectively.

August 2014

  1. Launch of new study on labour market effects of AEC 2015

    27 August 2014

    Findings of a new study on how Viet Nam’s labour market will be affected by deeper ASEAN integration will be shared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in Hanoi, on Thursday 4 September.

July 2014

  1. ILO Meeting to discuss ways to improve skills development in Asia-Pacific

    18 July 2014

    An International Labour Organization (ILO) meeting is expected to roll out new action plans to improve skills development in Asia and the Pacific.

June 2014

  1. Campaign to combat child labour launches at the opening of 2014 Football World Cup

    11 June 2014

    The ILO’s Red Card to Child Labour campaign sends out a message that children have a right to play, not work. Viet Nam’s national football team striker Le Cong Vinh will hold up the Red Card.

  2. Employers discuss 2015 minimum wage increase, better co-ordination and evidence-based data needed

    05 June 2014

    Regional minimum wages could increase in 2015 in accordance with growth rate of Gross Domestic Products and inflation, employers’ organizations have recommended.

  3. Mike Einziger, Ann Marie Simpson, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer and friends raise their voices against child labour

    05 June 2014

    Award winning musicians are working in harmony to support the ILO's efforts to combat child labour.

May 2014

  1. ILO: Investing in high quality jobs can make economic leaps

    27 May 2014

    The ILO’s global report shows, for the first time, that quality jobs can drive sustained growth in emerging and developing countries. Viet Nam made an enormous leap over the past two decades but progress has slowed down recently.

  2. Forced labour generates annual profits of $150b globally

    20 May 2014

    ILO report finds the highest profits are in Asia and the Pacific and forced sexual exploitation. Viet Nam has no comprehensive studies on this issue.

  3. Despite long maternity leave, Viet Nam is left behind in paternity protection

    13 May 2014

    Viet Nam’s maternity leave is on a par with the developed world but the nation offers no paternity leave whereas nearly half of the countries globally encourage involvement of fathers around childbirth.

  4. Skills and lack of awareness of AEC 2015 – a major concern for enterprises, ILO warns

    09 May 2014

    An ILO research in 2013 also shows that labour productivity in Viet Nam was among the lowest levels in the Asia-Pacific region.

April 2014

  1. Thousands of garment workers to learn proper use of personal protective equipment

    25 April 2014

    With one in every ten fatal accidents at work now linked to missing personal protective equipment, Better Work Vietnam’s annual “Safety Fun Run” aims to educate garment workers on measures to guard against workplace hazards.

January 2014

  1. Weak economic recovery does not extend to jobs

    21 January 2014

    Viet Nam’s unemployment slightly increased with growing rate of vulnerable jobs in 2013 as the weak global economy recovery has failed to lead to an improvement in global labour markets, the ILO said, launching a new report on 21 January.

  2. Initiatives to put trade unions to the new height

    13 January 2014

    Pilot programmes to strengthen the role and capacity of upper-level trade unions in the country’s select industrial hubs will be launched in the northern port city of Hai Phong on 14 January.

December 2013

  1. Private sector active in fighting sexual harassment at workplaces

    19 December 2013

    A number of enterprises have taken the lead in preventing and combating sexual harassment at the workplace since this sensitive issue for the first time was prohibited in the amended Labour Code 2012 which started effect on 1 May 2013.