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VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnamese Government has made efforts to reduce the rate of child labour through intensifying the education system and improving national laws in accordance with international labour standards. 

Fate of vocational schools unclear

Vocational schools still don’t know which management agency they will belong to – the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) or the Ministry of Education and Training (MOIT).

Firms avoid social welfare payments

 VietNamNet Bridge – President of the Committee of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front (VFF), Nguyen Thien Nhan, has called on relevant agencies to strengthen the enforcement of the social insurance law to protect workers' rights.

Poor safety grasp hurts workers

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Anh Tho, deputy director of the Work Safety Bureau, tells Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper that better figures over the years do not lessen the torment of labour accidents, whenever they occur.

Employers blamed for labour deaths

 VietNamNet Bridge – An average of more than 50 workers died a month in labour accidents across the country last year,

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Poor health blamed for overtime cap

 VietNamNet Bridge – Proposals from foreign employers to extend the overtime limit for their Vietnamese workers have been again disagreed by the local authorities.

NA calls for workplace safety

 VietNamNet Bridge – The National Assembly's Social Affairs Committee has reported that a new bill on labour safety and hygiene is needed to ensure better protection for workers in both formal and informal sectors.

Vietnamese to continue working in South Korea

 VietNamNet Bridge – Labour officials of Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea plan to continue the Employment Permit System (EPS) programme, which sends Vietnamese workers to South Korea.

VN employee management for foreigners

 VietNamNet Bridge – Government Decree No75/2014/ND-CP (28 July 2014) has been issued to regulate the recruitment and management of Vietnamese employees working for foreign organisations and individuals in Viet Nam (foreigners).

MOLISA proposes new pension calculation method

 VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Minh Huan talks to Dau Tu (Investment) Newspaper about possible changes to the pension policy in 2015.

Circular clarifies working conditions and permit requirements for foreigners

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) issued a circular (No. 03/2014/TT-BLDTBXH dated 20 January 2014) containing implementation guidelines for a Government Decree (No. 102/2013/ND-CP)

Ministry seeks reduced fees for overseas labourers

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) recently sent a letter to labour-export companies requesting a reduction of fees for Vietnamese workers before their departures to Taiwan.

Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs announces eight highlights of 2013

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) announced the sector’s top eight events on January 3.

More jobless seek help via insurance

VietNamNet Bridge – The number of people participating in the unemployment insurance policy nationwide surged from nearly 6 million in 2009 to over 8.3 million in 2012, heard a conference in Ha Noi yesterday (Oct 10).

How much SOEs’ directors earn?

VietNamNet Bridge – The wage mechanism applied to state owned enterprises (SOEs) has become no more reasonable in the context of the market economy.

Social support crucial in mental disorders

VietNamNet Bridge – Twenty-year-old Le Van Son was recently washing his customers' motorbikes with enthusiasm. His ability to move so quickly, soaping, cleaning and drying the motorbikes made it heard for many people to believe

Having to pay higher wages, businesses trim workers’ allowances

VietNamNet Bridge – Business owners have been told to increase the workers’ wages in accordance with the roadmap set up by the management agencies. Meanwhile, their wage funds have become scantier in the economic crisis.

Definition of childhood under debate

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has proposed raising the age limit defining a child from 16 to 18 in its draft amendments to the Law on Protection, Care and Education of Children issued in 2004.

Vietnam’s poverty rate remains over 9.6 percent

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam had over 2.1 million poor households and over 1.4 million families living near the poverty line in 2012, accounting for 9.64 percent and 6.57 percent of the population, respectively.