Draft revised Labour Code under focus at NA on October 23 hinh anh 1Nguyen Thi Xuan, a deputy of Dak Lak province, speaks at a plenum of the National Assembly's 8th session (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly will spend the whole day on October 23 to discuss the draft revised Labour Code.

This is the last time the law is tabled for discussion before the NA vote on it on November 20, according to the working programme of the 8th session of the legislature.

The draft revised Labour Code presented to the NA today has been amended based on opinions expressed at the NA’s 7th session and the 36th and 37th meetings of the NA Standing Committee.

Major amendments have been made regarding the scope and subjects of the law, the maximum overtime hours, retirement age, the organisations representing labourers at the grassroots level, normal working hours, the settlement of labour disputes, and strikes.

The draft code has, for the first time ever, legalise the role of representing and protecting the legal rights and interests, and participating in the building of labour relations of the Vietnam Chamber of Industry and Trade, the Vietnam Farmers’ Union and other representative organisations.

The draft has also extend employers’ right to unilaterally end working contracts./.