Hanoi (VNA) - Resolution No.27-NQ / TW 2018 states that by 2020,the minimum wage must ensure minimum living standard of employees. Will the results of the National Wage Council’s meeting make this goal reachable? The National Wage Council convenes the first meeting, discussing regional minimum salary hike 2020 (Photo: VietnamPlus) On June 14, the National Wage Council will convene its first 2019 meeting to discuss raising the minimum wage. 7-8 percent wage hike proposal Talking with reporters at the beginning of the meeting, deputy head of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL)’s Department of Labour Relations Le Dinh Quang said the 2018 minimum wage negotiations helped raise 2019’s minimum wage, meeting about 95 percent of the minimum living standard for employees. “The economic landscape for 2019 is favourable for a minimum wage hike by 2020. 'Filling' the gap between the minimum wage and the minimum living standard is VGCL’s … [Read more...] about National Wage Council’s meeting: Is salary hike 2020 ‘reachable’?
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Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung talks to the Vietnam News Agency on the Government’s resolve to help private enterprises become a mainstay in the national economy. A: What has the Ministry of Planning and Investment advised the Government regarding the private sector? Q: The 5th Resolution of the 12th Party Central Committee considers the private sector an important driving force in the national economy. More recently, the Government has listed the task as an important motivation for the nation to advance in 2019. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Planning and Investment has advised the Government to issue Resolution 02 on the improvement of the investment environment and slash many more business conditions. We hope Resolution 02 will be strictly implemented by all ministries, sectors and localities. We should also raise our awareness on the role of the private … [Read more...] about Minister: Private economy a driving force in Vietnam
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The US’s Kimberly Clark Corporation has partnered up with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a project on improving health of newborns and reducing infant mortality rate in Vietnam’s northern mountainous and Central Highlands regions. In its announcement on December 12, the UNICEF said the project will be carried out in seven provinces, namely Dien Bien, Lao Cai, Son La, Lai Chau, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Dak Nong. It will offer periodic training on newborn care to medical staff and work to improve pregnant women and children’s access to key health care services. Such activities are expected to directly benefit 265,000 newborns within three years and indirectly support over 1 million others each year. Managing Director of Kimberly Clark Vietnam Ashwini Nagpal informed that the corporation will provide 1 million USD over three years for the project. Over the past 25 years, Vietnam has … [Read more...] about US firm, UNICEF help improve health of newborns in Vietnam
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (front, centre) takes a photo with the Keidanren delegation. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The impressive results of cooperation in trade and investment between Vietnam and Japan in recent years were greatly contributed by the Japan-Vietnam Economic Committee under the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. While receiving a Keidanren delegation in Hanoi on December 12, PM Phuc also hailed the role of the co-chairmen in the Vietnam-Japan Joint Initiative which addressed many issues, contributing to the improvement of the investment environment and attraction of more Japanese businesses to Vietnam. The PM hoped Japanese investors will rise to the top place in Vietnam, and the bilateral cooperation within the framework of the initiative will be lifted to a new height, not only dealing with recommendations raised by Japanese enterprises, but also improving state management. He added that Vietnam always supports … [Read more...] about PM hails contributions by Japan-Vietnam Economic Committee
At the event (Photo: VNA) Quang Nam (VNA) – The National Council on Labour Safety and Hygiene held a dialogue in the central province of Quang Nam on May 3, drawing more than 200 participants across the nation. The event, co-held by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), was part of activities in response to the national action month for labour safety and hygiene in 2019. Head of the national council’s secretariat and director of the labour safety department of the MoLISA Ha Tat Thang said that various issues were tabled for discussion during the dialogue, including criteria of trainers, content and time of training in labour safety and hygiene for employers, and standards of labour safety and hygiene towards the completion of policies in this field. Participants discussed issues that frequent arise in reality such as investigation of work accidents, punishment for violations of labour safety … [Read more...] about Dialogue seeks ways to improve labour safety, hygiene