Migrant workers still struggle Society

Migrant workers still struggle

Few migrant workers in the informal sector have proper understanding about their rights in host localities and how to exercise those rights, particularly those relating to social welfare.
Social insurance to offer new incentives Society

Social insurance to offer new incentives

Voluntary social insurance participants will enjoy more benefits including government subsidies of up to 30 percent of premiums, more choices in payment terms, and no age limit on participants.
Society

Workers able to collect insurance lump sum from 2016

Workers under certain circumstances could opt to receive a social insurance lump sum, rather than waiting until retirement age to collect insurance payments in the form of monthly pensions, as stated in a resolution ratified by National Assembly deputies on June 22.
Business

Solutions to maintain social insurance fund

Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen said that aside from raising the retirement age, there have been many solutions proposed to maintain the balance of revenues and expenses of the social insurance fund.
Business

Seminar discusses empowering women in businesses

Being trained and certified of financial background or experienced in the financial sector is seen as a catalyst for women to achieve boardroom positions in big corporations, heard a seminar on women and leadership recently held by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Society

Decree expands reach of social insurance fund

Contract employees and foreigners authorised to work in Vietnam would be included in the Government's social insurance programme, under a new draft revision to the Law on Social Insurance, compiled by the Ministry of of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs.
ILO report: Vietnam needs to reform pension scheme Society

ILO report: Vietnam needs to reform pension scheme

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) in conjunction with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) on August 22 announced an important report, indicating the need for a comprehensive reform in Vietnam’s pension scheme.
Politics

Legal documents take effect since May

The Labour Code (revised), the Law on Prevention and Control of Tobacco Harms, regulations regarding marriage involving foreign elements are among legal documents that took effect as of May.
Politics

Vietnam aims for more female leadership posts

The number of women in leadership positions in political organisations, including the National Assembly and Government, has yet to reach its full potential, said Deputy Head of the Vietnam Women’s Union Nguyen Thi Thu Ha.
World

Thailand mulls retirement age extension

Thailand’s Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) has revealed plans to push the retirement age to 60 or 62 for public officials, in order to help cope with problems relating to Thailand’s aging population.
Society

Women urged to take the lead

Nguyen Thi Quoc Te from the Supreme People's Court said that the earlier retirement age for women combined with maternity leave gave them less chance to earn promotion.