Press releases

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May 2015

  1. Safety Fun Run 2015 to educate garment workers in lifting safety and health standards

    13 May 2015

    About 4,500 garment workers in the South are set to join Better Work Vietnam’s annual fun run this year on 17 May in Binh Duong to highlight the issue of health and safety in the apparel industry.

April 2015

  1. Providing better working and living conditions for migrant fishers in the ASEAN region

    27 April 2015

    The issue of work in fishing is important for countries in Asia, including Southeast Asia. Over 87 per cent of the world’s fishers and 73 per cent of the global fleet of fishing vessels come from Asia (FAO, 2012). Cambodian and Myanmar migrant workers, for example, work on Thai vessels fishing in Malaysian and Indonesian waters; while beyond the ASEAN region, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Filipino fishermen also work on Korean and Taiwanese vessels.

March 2015

  1. Ensuring quality of Asia-Pacific skills development systems to be discussed

    17 March 2015

    A 3-day workshop on quality assurance for work-related skills is being held for the ILO's member States in Bangkok, Thailand.

  2. New Garment Industry Data shows Gender Equality Progress and Challenges

    07 March 2015

    New data released in time for International Women's Day illustrates the progress of and remaining challenges for women working in the global garment industry.

  3. Ending gender discrimination in recruitment and work environment will promote business success

    05 March 2015

    New study by the ILO in co-operation with Navigos Search shows one in five job postings includes gender requirement with male applicants preferred for more skilled and better paid jobs while better equality is recorded in promotion practices.

February 2015

  1. New ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

    09 February 2015

    Ms Tomoko Nishimoto has taken up her post as the ILO's Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific since 12 January 2015.

  2. New ILO's standards will help 21.5 million domestic workers

    02 February 2015

    The Regional Model Competency Standards (RMCS) for Domestic Work will help more than 20 million domestic worker in Asia and the Pacific if ASEAN regional integration ensures the mutual recognition of skills of workers across borders, according to the ILO's new publication.

January 2015

  1. Labour and Employment Media Award worth $5,000 now opens for entries

    15 January 2015

    Journalists can now submit your works to compete for Viet Nam’s Labour and Employment Media Award until 5 February.

  2. More women in management is good for business

    12 January 2015

    A new ILO study shows that Viet Nam ranks 76th out of 108 countries in proportion of women managers at 23 per cent. It also points out positive link between female leadership and business performance and urges boost from current 5 per cent of women in top positions.

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.