Development assistance for labor rights and labor unions
Medics get lessons in ways to support human trafficking victims
Officials in charge of human trafficking prevention recently trained medical personnel from six provinces on ways to support people suffering from both the physical and psychological effects of trafficking.The training workshop was held in Savannakhet province with medical personnel also attending from the capital and ...
ADB Supports Employment Service System Development in Laos
(KPL) ADB- supported Technical assistance (TA) project has helped to develop employment service system for the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW) expand opportunities for local job seekers’ access to employment information.“The technical assistance project is significant and necessary for the Lao PDR in ...
Korea International Cooperation Agency supports capacity building for labour inspectors
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has been hosting a series of fellowship programmes to improve the capacity of Lao labour inspectors through enhanced background knowledge and practical case studies.The initiative is scheduled to run for three years from 2018 to ...
Authorities in Laos continuing factory inspections to protect workers’ rights
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Local labour authorities will continue to inspect factories as part of efforts to protect the rights and benefits of all members of the national workforce.In Laos, workers’ rights protection is needed to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and the socio-economic ...
Ignorance of the labour law denying workers their rights in Laos
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A lack of understanding of the Law on Labour by most members of the workforce, especially in rural areas, puts employees at a disadvantage when dealing with employers, according to a leading official.Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng, ...