Workshop on Proposed Amendments for Revised Labour Code, May 20, 2011

When: Fri, May 20th 2011 8:00 am to 11:45 am
Where: New World Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

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Event Background

After months of review and comment on a draft revised Labour Code, it was decided in April 2010 that there was not enough consensus, and action was postponed until 2011.

Recently, VCCI/HCMC organized a Mar 18, 2011 conference with the MOLISA Legal Department Director for many Foreign Business Associations (AmCham, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, EuroCham, AusCham, and others), Vietnamese Business Associations, as well as representatives of many FDI “partner factories.” The objective of the conference was to re-launch consideration and discussion of proposed amendments for a Revised Labour Code.

The plan now is to complete consultations with stakeholders in May and June 2011, to submit proposed amendments to the Labour Code to the National Assembly in the Fall Session 2011 for consideration and review, and for the National Assembly to approve a revised Labour Code in its Spring Session 2012.

Please click the below links to download the latest version(s) of the Proposed Amendments for the Draft Revised Labour Code, and “Key Topics to be Reviewed.” Please note that since this is a “moving target,” there will be occasional changes from one version of the Draft Revised Labour Code to the next.

Proposed Amended Labour Code (Draft 4), English
Proposed Amended Labour Code (Draft 4), Vietnamese
Du thao BLLD ban sua_hop TBT, Draft Revised Labour Code @ Jan 24, 2011, (VN)
Key Topics to be Reviewed in Revised Labour Code


08:00 Registration and Refreshments
08:30 Welcome Remarks and Introductions
08:35 Workshop Presentations, Discussions, and Q&A (details to be provided)
10:00 Coffee/Tea Break
10:15 Workshop Presentations, Discussions, and Q&A (continued)
11:45 Closing Remarks
11:50 Event Ends


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About the Speakers

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Additional Background on the Revised Labour Code (2008 – 2012)

In response to widespread strikes with violence that occurred mostly in FDI factories in the Southern Key Economic Region in the spring of 2008, and the concerns expressed by FDI and Vietnamese business associations to the government, the Government issues Prime Minister’s Decision 1129/QD-TTg, 18 Aug 08: Action Plan for the Implementation of Directive No. 22-CT/CW of the Secretariat of the Central Committee, Jun 5, 2008, whichestablished a framework for enhancing leadership and providing direction for the development of harmonious, stable and progressive labor relations within enterprises.

The objective was “to perfect the legislative environment so that disputes resolutions and work stoppages at enterprises could take place in a legal manner, to maintain the harmonious, stable employer-employee relations for the protection of legitimate rights and interests of both sides while at the same time ensuring a stable investing environment and social order.”

One of the first priorities in the Action Plan was for MOLISA to “Review, revise, supplement the Labor Code and its implementing legal documents; amend, supplement Decree No, 113/2004/ND-CP dated 16 April 2004 of the Government on administrative sanctions for violation of labor law; provide guidelines on procedures for the negotiation and signing of Collective labor agreement, building salary steps and scales in domestic private enterprises and businesses with foreign invested; etc. ”

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