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The scenario that 85 percent of garment workers would lose jobs to robots because of the 4.0 industry revolution will not happen in Vietnam in the next 10 years, businesspeople say.

IMF, ILO pledge further support for Vietnam

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will continue to work with and assist Vietnam in policy consultancy and capacity improvement, the IMF’s newly-accredited Resident Representative in Vietnam Francois Painchaud has said.

Vietnam seeks to eliminate child labour

Vietnam’s deeper integration into the global economy requires the country to enhance its capacity to comply with international labour commitments, including the elimination of forced labour and child labour, experts have said.

Vietnam seeks to protect migrants’ rights

Improved international regulations and standards to protect the rights and welfare of migrants, including thousands of Vietnamese guest workers, are needed in today’s globalised world.

Academic's study of migrant workers wins prize from ILO

A Vietnamese academic, Hanh Nguyen, has won the 2019 Regulating for Decent Work Prize from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for her study of the conditions of female migrant workers in Myanmar’s garment factories.

National Assembly: Time to approve Vietnam’s accession to ILO’s Convention 98

Most opinions at the debate at the National Assembly supported Vietnam’s joining Convention 98 of the International Labour Organisation on the application of principles of the right to organise and bargain collectively.


Vietnam ready to make labour market effective

The share of job seekers who are using formal channels (employment services) is growing in Vietnam, but still accounts for a minority of the job search channels used. 

Will 5 million jobs in Vietnam be lost in the 4.0 industrial revolution?

Tran Anh Tuan, deputy director of the HCMC Center for Human Resources Forecasting and Labor Market Information, said that the risk of losing jobs has increased in the 4.0 industrial revolution era. 

Vietnam mulls solutions to improve productivity level

To ensure sustainable development, economists emphasize the need to reform the growth model and improve productivity.

Vietnam faces high-ranking personnel crisis: experts

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam is finding it difficult to fill high-ranking officers for businesses, as most CEOs continue to be foreigners.

Vietnam still wavers between prohibiting or allowing use of white asbestos

Scientists have repeatedly urged eliminating white asbestos in Vietnam as soon as possible, while government officials still debate the matter, saying that no scientific research can find a relation between white asbestos and cancer.

ILO: Freedom of association a feature of modern market economies

A labor relations system based on freedom of association and the recognition of the collective bargaining right is a common feature of modern market economies as it helps create a better balance of power between workers and employers,

Is Vietnam’s productivity low because Vietnamese work for foreigners?

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese businesses simply do outsourcing for foreign enterprises. They just do what they are told to do. As they don’t have markets, their productivity is low, business people say.

VN needs to improve productivity rate, lags behind regional countries

VietNamNet Bridge - Economic institutions have in the last month have repeatedly warned about the low productivity rate in Vietnam compared with other regional countries.

Labor productivity reaches alarmingly low level

VietNamNet Bridge - Experts doubt that the minimum wage can be lifted each year if Vietnam’s productivity remains low compared with other ASEAN countries.

ILO: Income of banking and financial workers highest in VN

VietNamNet Bridge - According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), only one-third of the labor force in Vietnam works in the formal sector and workers in the banking, technology, and real estate earn the highest pay.

ILO method to show much higher unemployment rate in VN

The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs will work with the International Labor Organization (ILO) on a new method to calculate the unemployment rate in Vietnam after the second quarter’s 1.84 percent rate raised controversy.

Low productivity rates do not reflect level of worker diligence, ability: ILO

The International Labor Organization released a report showing that the labour productivity rate in VIetnam is the lowest in Asia Pacific, but it noted later that productivity rates do not necessarily reflect workers’ diligence and ability.

Ministry seeks new method to measure unemployment rate

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs said it will work with the General Statistics Office and the International Labor Organization to find a more suitable method to measure the unemployment rate in Vietnam.

Vietnam brings China’s acts to ILO conference

The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) has strongly condemned China’s violent acts targeting Vietnamese fishermen within the waters of Vietnam, at the 103rd International Labour Conference in Geneva.