Workplace cooperation and industrial relations

Free advisory package offers electronic factories in Viet Nam support in improving workplace cooperation and industrial relations

Registration for the Programme opens until 10 April 2023.

News | Hanoi, Viet Nam | 27 March 2023
HANOI, Viet Nam (ILO News) - The Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Viet Nam have launched an Advisory Programme to help electronic enterprises enhance cooperation and industrial relations at the workplace.

Themed “Better Workplace, Better Factories’, the free-of-charge Advisory Programme is open for registration until 10 April 2023. Interested electronics manufacturers are encouraged to apply by submitting a Registration form with an authorized seal and signature to and/or

A kindred programme

This year’s Programme is built upon inspiration from the success of the inaugural Factory Advisory Programme in 2022, which supported electronic factories to build a sustainable and resilient industry in Viet Nam in the post COVID-19 context.

Speaking about this year’s kindred programme, VCCI Secretary General Tran Thi Lan Anh shared: “Entering the global supply chains requires Viet Nam’s electronic enterprises to pay proper attention to not only productivity and product quality, but also to wise investment in responsible labour practices and in compliance to international labour standards and national law. This is also a requirement of big brands when working with suppliers. The Programme’s activities have benefited Viet Nam’s electronic enterprises in a practical way while promoting responsible labour practices across the industry, ultimately enhancing their competitiveness and position in the global supply chain.”

The Programme receives technical backstopping from Better Work Viet Nam and is at the heart of ILO’s efforts to promote and improve compliance and social dialogue in global supply chains. Better Work Viet Nam Programme Manager cum Supervisor to ILO Electronics Projects Nguyen Hong Ha said: “The VCCI/ILO Electronic Factory Advisory Programme will assist enterprises and their employees in addressing compliance challenges at work, as well as building a more collaborative and more productive workplace through consulting and training services. This effort will establish a strong foundation for more opportunities to upgrade workers' skills, improve working conditions, safety, as well as industrial relations in the electronics industry - one of the most important economic sectors of the country.”

What does the Programme offer?

The 2023 Factory Advisory Programme offers a range of services and activities to help improve workplace cooperation and industrial relations, delivered through three components: Capacity Building, Advisory Service, Self-Diagnosis and Remedial Service.

The benefits of partaking in the Programme include:
  • Places in programme training courses with certificates upon completion
  • Participation in thematic industry seminars tailored to issues of workplace significance in the electronics supply chain
  • On-site visits and advisory services on labour-related compliance topics from ILO-trained enterprise advisers
  • Support for workplace compliance improvements based on self-diagnosis and needs identification
  • Participation in Sectoral/Business Forums to discuss common interests of direct impact on the enterprises’ operations with policymakers, brand representatives, peers, and others.

Calling on all electronic enterprises

This Programme is designed for enterprises in the electronics sector with the need and commitment to enhance workplace cooperation regardless of size or ownership. All enterprises in the electronics supply chain are encouraged to apply. Enterprises could select the participation categories based on their need for technical assistance. The selection by the co-organizers subjects to the enterprises’ commitment to improvement, capacity to join all activities of the Programme and available resources. No participation fee shall be charged.