The request of Vietnam's Prime Minister to consider reducing normal working hours for workers and employees

The request of Vietnam's Prime Minister to consider reducing normal working hours for workers and employees
Bảo Ngọc

Below is the content specified in Directive 16/CT-TTg dated June 14, 2021 of the Prime Minister on ensuring sustainable jobs, raising living standards and improving working conditions of workers.

According to the Directive, the Prime Minister of Vietnam requested the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs of Vietnam to carry out a number of tasks, such as:

  • Advise on reducing normal working hours in line with the socio-economic development situation in Vietnam.
  • Concentrate on amending and supplementing the list of laborious, toxic and dangerous occupations and jobs and extremely laborious, toxic or dangerous occupations and jobs.
  • Proceed to study and make better legal policies on labor, employment, wages, social insurance, occupational safety and health on the basis of summarizing and evaluating the actual implementation of the law in the above areas, especially the practice of law implementation in industrial parks and export processing zones in Vietnam.
  • Grasp labor and employment crises caused by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic to supplement, adjust and complete synchronous policies on labor, employment, wages and social insurance association, occupational safety and health.

See Directive 16/CT-TTg issued on June 14, 2021, for more information.


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