Newsletter April, 2021 Newsletter March, 2021
- The new legislative framework is in line with the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, as established in several trade agreements signed by Viet Nam;
- New laws and policies put greater emphasis on social dialogue at the workplace and collective bargaining.
- In Vietnam, labour laws, policies and practices are going through significant changes. A new labour code entered into force in January 2021
- New policies put greater emphasis on social dialogue at the workplace, collective bargaining and diversified types of Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs)
Newsletter December, 2020
- The database on up-to-2020 collective bargaining processes for wage-setting and minimum wages on 56 OECD/non- OECD countries was released
- The database provides comparable data on trade union and employers’ organisations density as well as on the role played by these actors in each collective bargaining system
- The Helsinki Labour Court settled the case between a company and the union in the electricity sector, for violation of the collective agreement in force and the duty of peace.
Newsletter November, 2020
- After 11 years of difficult relationships, the company signed a collective agreement with the pilot trade union Acdac.
- A few days later the company reached another agreement with the cabin crew trade union, Acav.
Newsletter October, 2020
- The survey analysed and compared different types of collective bargaining process.
- “Two-thirds of workers are estimated to have their wages set via a collective wage agreement”.
- Bargaining coverage is higher in countries with sectoral collective agreement extended to non-signatory companies and workers.
- The study showed how the weakness of social partners and lack of representativeness can hinder effective social dialogue;
- Legislative reforms and a supportive role of the state are key to improve social dialogue processes.
- Employers stressed on the need to ensure autonomy of the social partners and sufficient room for manoeuvre.
- The legislation on remote working was finalised and adopted by Royal Decree-Law 28/2020 on 22 September 2020.
- While at the outset the Government did not involve the social partners in the development of the draft text, trade unions and employers’ organisations were finally able to negotiate and agree on the main elements of the law.