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HCM City (VNA) – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) held a consultation seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on January 21 to discuss labour dispute settlement models.

The event aimed to seek effective solutions to labour dispute settlement, ensuring legitimate rights and interests of employees and employers.

The MoLISA reported that individual and collective labour disputes have increased over the past years, resulting in mass absence from work, thus hurting production and business. Most of the cases were brought to court in major economic and industrial zones in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Da Nang and Hai Phong.

Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep said the dispute settlement model should function as a mediator and be established in cities and provinces with 500,000 workers and more.

Andrea Price from the ILO, head advisor of the New Industrial Relations Framework project, suggested six criteria for the labour dispute settlement model, including fairness, efficiency, stance, legal authority, governance and law.

She recommended adopting such criteria for existing and new systems based on experiences from many countries.

Delegates also proposed forming systems in charge of labour dispute settlement in localities, improving the efficiency of labour inspection, and holding training courses on industrial relations.-VNA