Manila (VNA) – Leaders of the ASEAN member countries have signed the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers after 10 years of negotiations.
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The view was shared by experts at a conference in Hanoi on December 17 to mark International Migrants Day (December 18).Vietnamese migrant workers are employed in a range of different positions and industries including manufacturing, construction, garment making, and domestic labour. Most have a measure of stability and rights protection incorporated into their employment contracts.Some migrant workers are vulnerable to physical and sexual abuse with no recourse to legal aid.Vietnam is a signatory to the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers. It affirms the rights of migrant workers to expose abuse and receive help.The conference summarised the action plan and proposals…... [read more]
At the workshop (Source: baomoi.com)HCM City (VNA) – A workshop was held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 23 on migrant workers’ access to social welfare services The workshop heard the outcomes of a study on “Legal and Practice Barriers for Migrant Workers in their Access to Social Protection”, which was conducted by the Oxfam Vietnam and the Southern Institute of Social Sciences in conjunction with some non-governmental organisations in the Vietnam Action Network for the Rights of Migrant Workers (M.net) in Hanoi, Bac Ninh, HCM City and Dong Nai from the end of 2014. According to Nguyen Thu…... [read more]
Women search for information on overseas employment in central Quang Tri Province's Job Centre. Female workers are more vulnerable than men to exploitation and abuse when working overseas, heard a conference in Da Nang City. — VNA/VNS Photo Ho Cau DA NANG (VNS) — Women migrant workers are more vulnerable than men to exploitation and abuse, especially domestic workers, said Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thanh Hoa. At a two-day workshop on the issue, which ends today in the central city of Da Nang, it was reported that women account for an increasing number of migrant…... [read more]
The two-day meeting isthe third of its kind of the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEANDeclaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers(ACMW), which aims to prepare for the 21 st ASEAN Labour Ministers’Meeting.The participants focus their discussion on ways to promote theprotection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers to preventexploitation and maltreatment.They also look to increase the group’scooperation in combating human trafficking and develop ASEAN’s documentsregarding the protection and promotion of the rights of migrantworkers.Experts said a consensus reached at this meeting will helpcreate important progress in ASEAN member countries’ cooperation…... [read more]
The International Labour Organization (ILO) called on Southeast Asian countries to build strong coordination and cooperation among their trade unions for the protection of international migrant workers, who are often vulnerable to unfair treatment, abuse and exploitation, at a regional seminar kicked off on July 16 in Hanoi. “Migrant workers significantly contribute to the economies of their host countries, and the remittances they send home help to boost the economies of their countries of origin, but they often have little protection and rights,” said ILO Vietnam Country Director Gyorgy Sziraczki at the three-day event entitled “Improving trade union cooperation between labour…... [read more]
Female guest workers are a major part of rising living standards and developing local household economies, especially in rural and mountainous areas. Their vulnerability to abuse and exploitation demands the most formidable rights protections possible.Vietnam has actively worked with employer countries to defend its citizens working overseas, including implementing the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers. It also coordinated with regional countries to draft additional ASEAN migrant worker rights regulations.Since 2009, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MoLISA) has worked with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) on a project empowering…... [read more]
Illustrative image (Photo:hanoimoi)The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) jointly held a national conference in Hanoi on August 28 in preparation for the 8th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour, slated for Malaysia from October 26-27. The event looked back at the country’s implementation of recommendations of the seventh forum and proposals for the upcoming forum, with the focus on labour safety and hygiene to promote a safe working place, and labour inspection to ensure the essential rights of workers. Dao Quang Vinh, deputy head of the ministry’s International Cooperation Department, said that…... [read more]
Nhan Dan/VNA – An audience of domestic and foreign journalists, experts and managers have gathered at a seminar in the central province of Quang Binh to draw-up measures to protect the rights and legitimate interests of migrant labourers. The event is being jointly held by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA). ILO representative Nguyen Mai Thuy said Vietnam, along with Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia and Thailand, are implementing a safe labour export triangle project. The project aims to protect migrant workers both in and originally from Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) member nations from labour exploitation…... [read more]
ILO Country Director for Vietnam Chang-Hee Lee speaks at the meeting (Photo: thanhtra.com.vn)Hanoi (VNA) – A national meeting was held in Hanoi on September 9 to prepare for the ninth ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML), slated for this November in Vientiane, Laos. The AFML is an annual activity of the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN declaration on the protection and promotion of migrant workers’ rights. From November 9-10, the ninth forum will discuss existing social welfares for ASEAN migrant workers and work towards the mobility of social insurance for the target group. At the preparatory meeting,…... [read more]
The event, jointly held by the Ministry ofLabour, War Invalids and Social Affairs and the InternationalOrganisation of Migration, is in response to International Migrants Day(December 18). According to delegates, with morethan 500,000 overseas workers in more than 40 countries and territoriesin Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and America, Vietnam hasmade efforts in issuing policies and laws to protect its citizensabroad. Most of the workers are employed in astable manner with their rights being ensured following the labourcontracts, they noted. The action plan and the recommendations adopted by the sixth ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour were introduced at the event.…... [read more]