A workshop on workplace gender discrimination was held in Vung Tau city, southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, on March 14 with the aim to provide an insight into global standards on wage and income to promote gender equality and sustainable employment.

The function brought together representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), its southern provincial bodies, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), experts and businesses.

MoLISA Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep said Vietnam approved the ILO Convention No.100 on Equal Remuneration and Convention No.111 on Discrimination (Employment and Occupation).

It is necessary for developing countries in the process of international integration like Vietnam to thoroughly grasp these documents and related matters, especially when the nation is to build a law on minimum wage.

Participants at the workshop studied international labour standards on equal pay and good practice in applying these standards in Vietnam.

They also debated the current legal framework on wage and income, orientations for designing a draft law on minimum wage, research findings on gender pay gap in the workplace, and policy recommendations, among others.-VNA