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Labour inspection standards need to improve

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A seminar on raising capacity in the implementation of international commitments on labour inspection was held in Ho Chi Minh City on Feb. 16.

Deputy Head of the International Cooperation Department under the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Kim Phuong said the ILO has set up a system of international labour standards, conventions and recommendations drawn up by governments, employees, employers to regulate all labour issues.

Though actively joining the international labour standard system, the number of conventions ratified by Vietnam is still low compared with other countries in the region and the world.

According to ILO, Vietnam’s reports on labour are yet to give specific figures while analyses are not persuasive enough.

As a result, while conducting labour inspections, Vietnam should change to a systematic inspection model instead of detailed inspection by focusing on hot issues, such as labour contracts, social insurance, accidents at work and child labour, according to foreign experts.

Experts also recommended labour inspectors create good relationships with employers’ organisations as well as trade unions, so they can make contributions to the implementation of labour safety management in businesses and industries./.

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