Update news ILO

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese football striker Le Cong Vinh is taking part in a campaign launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to prevent child labour.

ILO says Viet Nam in need of paternity leave policy

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam offers no paternity leave whereas nearly half of the countries worldwide encourage involvement of fathers around childbirth, according to a new report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Social News Headlines 20/2

 Traffic safety rules tightened at Noi Bai; Pillar collapse kills student in Binh Dinh school; Rotten meat seized in southern province; Bodies of snail farmers found at sea; Nghe An police bust trans-border drug ring

Vietnam report highlights human rights achievements

Vietnam’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report in the second cycle was reviewed at a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) on February 5 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Vietnam set to ratify convention on disabled rights

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is striving to perfect its laws and policies to foster the rights of disabled people and plans to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2014.

Civil servants benefit more from social insurance

 VietNamNet Bridge – The current social insurance in Vietnam is having a big discrimination where military personnel and civil servants are having an advantage over workers from the private sector, according to labor experts.

Men arrested for stealing gene research devices

 Two men have been arrested by the Dong Da District Police for stealing electronic devices from the Centre for Gene-Protein Research at Ha Noi Medical University.

Insurance fund may be insolvent by 2034

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Viet Nam Social Security Fund (VSS) could start showing a deficit by 2021 and run out of money by 2034 if no reforms were made, according to the International Labour Oraganisation (ILO).

Job quality undermines youth potentials

 VietNamNet Bridge – The quality of jobs available for young people aged between 15 and 29 is raising the alarm in the youth labour market in Vietnam,

One in five domestic helps in major cities are children

VietNamNet Bridge – Up to 17.3% of domestic helps in Hanoi and HCM City are aged below 18, according to a research conducted by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Society and the International Labour Organisation.

Global employment not returns to pre-crisis level: ILO

 The global employment has not returned to pre-crisis level and the performances are uneven among different countries and regions, said an annual report issued by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on Monday.

Young people facing high unemployment

 VietNamNet Bridge – Unemployment rates among young people more than three times higher than among elders.

Women paid 13% less than men

 VietNamNet Bridge – The income gap between men and women in Vietnam is on the rise, although the rate of women working is still high compared to global levels.

World jobless number seen rising to record high: ILO

Five years after the global financial crisis hit, unemployment numbers continue to soar, with a record 202 million people worldwide expected to be officially jobless this year, the International Labour Organization said Tuesday.

Domestic helpers at a disadvantage

The Government's Decree 103, which takes effect this month, increases regional minimum wages for helpers employed by businesses, co-operatives, farms, households and individuals by VND250,000-350,000 per month.

Nearly 1 million Vietnamese need jobs

 VietNamNet Bridge – As of October 1st this year, 53.1 million Vietnamese people have reached working age people, of whom 984,000 remain unemployed and more than 1.3 need jobs.

Workers scared to report sexual harassment

VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Ha Lan*, a resident of HCM City, recalls the incident that made her leave her job as a tour guide, a profession that she was once passionate about. 

Vietnam loses 3% of GDP for not using workers with disabilities

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has up to 15% of the population who are the people with disabilities and they do not have stable jobs and income.

Cham heritage holds potential for tourism

The central province of Quang Nam has great potential in history, tradition, culture and environment, as well as two UNESCO-recognised world heritage sites and the world biosphere reserve of the Cham Islands, to promote sustainable tourism,