Latest News about retirement age
Some special occupations including preschool teachers should be allowed to retire earlier than the age set in the Labour Code, said Trinh Thanh Hang, head of the department for woman affairs of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL).
The labour ministry has proposed to make Vietnamese Family Day on June 28 a national holiday.
Policymakers amending the Labor Code want to lift the retirement age but a survey has found that 50.7 percent of polled workers oppose the idea.
Doan Mau Diep, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks to the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about how Vietnam will revise the retirement age for workers or State employees.
The proposal to raise the retirement age is necessary as Vietnam’s retirement age regulations have been outdated after 60 years, and the average life expectancy of the Vietnamese is higher than that of people from many Asia-Pacific countries.
Bui Sy Loi, vice chairman of National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs talks to Hải Quan (Customs) newspaper about a proposal to increase retirement age in the draft amended Labour Law.
Government needs to take a close look at working hours, wages, productivity and unemployment before making any decision on expanding overtime hours.