News items

March 2019

  1. © Community Eye Health 2019

    Work-related gender gaps persist but solutions are clear – new ILO report

    07 March 2019

    Work-related gender gaps have not seen any meaningful improvement for 20 years, but a new ILO report says that the path to progress is clear.

  2. ILO chief technical advisor receives Government medal for contributions to child labour prevention in Viet Nam

    04 March 2019

    On his last day as ILO Viet Nam’s chief technical advisor, Minoru Ogasawara was awarded a medal for his efforts in the fight against child labour in Viet Nam.

February 2019

  1. © Wayne S. Grazio 2019

    Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

    13 February 2019

    Progress in reducing unemployment globally is not being matched by improvements in the quality of work, says the International Labour Organization’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 report.

January 2019

  1. New project promotes socially responsible labour practices in Viet Nam

    29 January 2019

    The project funded by the European Union will focus on seafood and furniture industries, two key export sectors of the country.

  2. © Shen zhicheng / Imaginechina 2019

    A human-centred agenda needed for a decent future of work

    22 January 2019

    A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.

  3. Multi-employer social dialogue benefits southern garment workers

    21 January 2019

    The collective action can reduce staff turnover, strengthen the relationship between workers and employers, and promote stable industrial relations, allowing workers to enjoy the same working conditions across firms.

  4. Multi-employer collective bargaining agreement extended to 10 tourism companies

    04 January 2019

    The number of participating firms in Da Nang City is expected to reach 50 in 2019.

December 2018

  1. Labour Minister reaffirms Viet Nam’s support for ILO Centenary year, agrees to extend cooperation agenda

    20 December 2018

    The ILO in Viet Nam plans to organize the Centenary celebration in May 2019 on the occasion of Ho Chi Minh’s birthday and a high-level Future of Work conference in November 2019.

  2. ILO: Social protection coverage has improved in ASEAN, but migrant workers remain among the least protected

    18 December 2018

    Despite considerable progress made in the expansion of social security coverage of migrant workers in ASEAN, migrant workers remain among the least protected, says the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new study.

  3. New digital service “SaverAsia” helps migrant workers save when sending money home

    10 December 2018

    A new free digital platform helps migrant workers compare money transfer costs and locate support organizations.

  4. © Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP 2019

    New ILO figures show 164 million people are migrant workers

    05 December 2018

    Some countries of origin are losing the most productive part of their workforce, the study says.

November 2018

  1. © Betsy Davis / UN Women 2019

    Global wage growth lowest since 2008, while women still earning 20 per cent less than men

    26 November 2018

    The latest ILO Global Wage report finds global wage growth has been weak while the gender pay gap, at about 20 per cent globally, remains unacceptably high.

  2. Viet Nam ratifies Pacific Rim trade deal, getting closer to international labour standards

    12 November 2018

    The accord includes specific labour requirements to ensure that the free flow of trade will contribute to sustainable development and enable workers and businesses to enjoy fair share of economic gains.

  3. Viet Nam ready to develop new industrial relations framework for market economy

    09 November 2018

    The framework will help the country address its industrial relations challenges and comply with its labour commitments in free trade deals.

  4. Viet Nam considers ratifying ILO’s convention to boost collective bargaining

    08 November 2018

    Collective bargaining is a fundamental right. Effective collective bargaining can reduce wildcat strikes and build harmonious industrial relations.

October 2018

  1. Discrimination issues heat up Labour Code revision debates

    24 October 2018

    The revised Labour Code is expected to better protect workers from discrimination based on gender, disability and age.

  2. Viet Nam recommends digital initiatives to promote decent work for migrant workers

    10 October 2018

    The 11th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour with the theme “Digitalization to Promote Decent Work for Migrant Workers in ASEAN” will focus on how leveraging digitalization can protect the rights of workers through increased transparency in migration management.

  3. Partnerships crucial for future of sustainable supply chains

    04 October 2018

    Better Work and Vietnamese garment industry partners gather to discuss sustainability in an era of uncertainty.

  4. Labour indicators set out to guide Viet Nam’s 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development

    01 October 2018

    The list of labour and employment indicators serves as the basis for monitoring and evaluation of the Viet Nam Sustainable Development Goals’ targets.

September 2018

  1. Japanese parliamentary members explore effective ways to support Viet Nam’s labour issues

    26 September 2018

    The delegation aimed to identify decent work challenges faced by Vietnamese workers and find solutions to address them as more and more major Japanese companies are choosing Viet Nam to locate their factories.