The fifth tripartite regional seminar on industrial relations in the
ASEAN region held in Hanoi on February 27 with the participation of
government representatives, employers and employees from ASE AN
The two-day seminar, part of ASEAN-International Labour Organisation
(ILO)/Japan Project, is themed “Social dialogue and labour law reform on
the legal and regulatory framework”.
event, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social
Affairs Nguyen Thanh Hoa, said that Vietnam , together with ASEAN
members, has done its utmost to build balanced and sound industrial
relations, including enhancing supervision of businesses to ensure
Vietnam ’s target is to
optimise its young and abundant workforce, contributing to
socio-economic development. The country attaches special importance to
ensuring the legal rights and interests of employees and employers, as
shown in the amendment to the Labour Code, approved by the National
Assembly in June, 2012, he noted.
In the past
years, with assistance from the Japanese Government through the
AEAN-ILO/Japan Industrial Relations Projects, ASEAN countries have
conducted a number of activities to build harmonious industrial
relations at both national and regional levels.
Building better industrial relations in an integrating ASEAN is
considered an important theme in their cooperation activities.-VNA