Dao Ngoc Dung, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks at the conference.


Dao Ngoc Dung, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), made that pledge at a plenary session of the 108th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 18.

He said earlier this month, the Vietnamese National Assembly passed a resolution approving Vietnam’s accession to the ILO’s Convention 98 on the application of principles of the right to organise and bargain collectively.

Vietnam’s social partners, with the assistance of the ILO, are working on the amendment of the Labour Code, making it match national socio-economic development.

Besides, Vietnam is reforming its social security system and wage policy, towards harmonious, stable and progressive labour relations, the official said, noting that during the process, the country has received efficient technical support from the ILO.

Dung called for more support from the organisation and its members in reforming domestic labour laws, especially policies regarding social insurance and labour relations, and in ratifying ILO conventions, particularly basic ones.

Speaking at another session of the conference on June 17, Chairman of the General Confederation of Labour Bui Van Cuong affirmed that ensuring employment, towards sustainable employment in the long run, is the common concern of the Government, trade union organisations and employers in Vietnam.

The 108th International Labour Conference, from June 10-21, brought together nearly 6,000 delegates worldwide to seek solutions to global labour-related challenges.

On the sidelines of the event, Dung had a working session with ILO Deputy Director General for Policy Deborah Greenfield, who applauded Vietnam’s ratification of Convention 98 and its amendment to the Labour Code.

The two sides committed to enhancing cooperation to help Vietnam complete its policy system on labour and social insurance.

On this occasion, Dung and Minister of Human Resources of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Nasser bin Thani Juma Al Hamli signed a memorandum of understanding on labour cooperation.-VNA