Hanoi (VNA) - Head of the Party Central Committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission Truong Thi Mai has praised the International Labour Organisation’s support for Vietnam in building legal frameworks relating to labour standards and social security.

Mai affirmed they are valuable, necessary contributions to Vietnam during its renewal process, thus contributing to harmonising international commitments that the country has engaged during law implementation at a reception for ILO Director Chang-hee Lee in Hanoi on August 16.

The ILO Director, for his part, said ILO in Vietnam is trying to connect and associate with Vietnam in addressing problems in issues related to workers and labour relations.

The ILO is piloting some initiatives in small- and medium-sized enterprises in southern Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces, aiming to improve labour productivity and raise workers’ income, he said, adding the initiatives are expected to expanded to the groups of garment, wood processing, electronics and seafood businesses.

He shared Mai’s opinions on salary, retirement age and overtime, saying that they are also the ILO’s interest, and his organisation will continue helping Vietnam in completing related policies and laws.-VNA