Vietnam funded with US$4.3 million to develop new industrial relations framework

Saturday, 2018-11-10 12:10:19
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Representatives from the MoLISA and ILO at the signing ceremony (Photo: ILO)
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NDO –Almost US$4.3 million will be provided for Vietnam in order to build legal and institutional foundations for a new industrial relations framework as a result of a signing ceremony between Vietnam and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The Vietnam Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and ILO held a ceremony in Hanoi on November 9 to sign the “Project on Promoting the development of a new industrial relations framework in respect of the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work” (NIRF project).

The goal of the project is to lay the legal and institutional foundations for a new industrial relations framework, based on the 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, in consideration of the actual context in Vietnam.

The NIFR project is funded by the US Department of Labour and the Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in the form of official development assistance.

The project’s partners include the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour in the 2018-2019 period.

Addressing the ceremony, MoLISA Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep said that the implementation of the project will make important contributions to addressing the shortcomings in the industrial relations system, while helping Vietnam to legalise international labour standards in line with the national socio-economic development level.