Legislators press buttons to vote on the the revised Labour Code on November 20 (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has praised Vietnam’s adoption of the revised Labour Code on November 20, saying that the code will held everyone gain fair benefits of economic growth. The ILO described the adoption as the latest move to bring the country’s legal framework closer to international standards. “This is significant progress as it will substantially improve Vietnam’s employment and industrial relations and create a solid foundation for fair international integration and trade,” said ILO Vietnam Director Chang-Hee Lee. The organisation noted the fifth edition of the Labour Code (following its 1994, 2002, 2006 and 2012 versions) creates an improved legal framework for employment relations, working conditions, and the representation of employers and workers. It also places greater emphasis on the use of … [Read more...] about ILO applauds Vietnam’s adoption of revised Labour Code
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For 15 years, lecturer and pianist Nguyen Thuy Uyen and her colleagues have held a programme of regular concerts for young audiences in HCM City in which she gives lectures on classical music and provides real-time demonstrations on the stage. The music programme on September 28 was expanded to Can Tho. Uyen spoke with Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper and shared insights about her unique journey. Over the past 15 years, lecturer and pianist Nguyen Thuy Uyen and her colleagues have scheduled music programmes geared toward the young crowd. Photo courtesy of tuoitre.vn Why did you introduce the programme in Can Tho’s Cai Rang District? As a programme co-founder more than 15 years ago, what does the activity mean to you? The concert on September 18 in Can Tho was not an official concert like the previous ones for young listeners at the HCM City Conservatory of Music. Though having similar content and format like the previous ones, this time the programme was … [Read more...] about Pianist brings classical music closer to youth
Nhip Cau Dau Tu quoted its sources as reporting that the deal began half a year ago and LINE is now holding a controlling stake in the Tre Tho Information Service JSC, which runs webtretho.com. Established in 2002, and receiving investment capital from IDG Ventures, webtretho.com is now a forum for women with the highest number of visits. According to similarweb, there are over 13 million visits to webtretho each month and the forum ranks 91st out of 100 most visited websites in Vietnam. Webtretho.com has annual revenue of US$2 million. IDG Ventures once planned to use webtretho.com as a ‘springboard’ to join the e-commerce market with beyeu.com (products for mothers & kids), lamdieu.com (cosmetics) and foreva.com (underwear), but the projects failed. LINE, a subsidiary of Naver, is a familiar name to Vietnamese. It appeared in Vietnam in 2012-2013, when messaging apps boomed. LINE was one of the apps, competing fiercely with Kakao Talk, Viber, Zalo and … [Read more...] about LINE app to return to Vietnam?
With the #Trashtag challenge making its way to social media feeds encouraging local youths to clean up severely littered areas in their localities, a competition that challenges young people to take on the cleaning up activity was launched on Sunday in Hue, the capital of the central Vietnamese province of Thua Thien-Hue. The competition, “An act to change – For a green Hue,” was kicked off by the province's Institute for Development Studies, inspired by the Challenge for Change, or the #Trashtag Challenge. An online phenomenon, the#Trashtag Challenge encourages young people to find an outdoor area that has been overrun with litter, gather a group of friends to help clean it, and post 'before and after' photos to social media. The “An act to change – For a green Hue” applies similar rules as the #Trashtag challenge's: participants are required to show off photos of an area that needs cleaning up in Thua Thien – Hue … [Read more...] about Hue youngsters encouraged to join #trashtag competition