Labor policy and administration

Authorities Clarify Protest by Myanmar Laborers in SEZ

The Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (SEZ) went into lockdown on Friday following the confirmation of community spread after some local workers left the zone. Authorities of the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (SEZ) have issued a statement regarding a protest by laborers from Myanmar. The protest ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Labour ministry, ILO target improved garment worker safety

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and International Labour Organisation (ILO) met in Vientiane last week to review occupational health and safety aiming to protect workers’ wellbeing. Technical Adviser, ILO/Vision Zero Fund in Laos, Mrs Kristina Kurths, along with senior officials ...

News Desk

Laos to improve quality of labor data collection

VIENTIANE, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) — Laos hopes to increase the quality of data both of local and foreign laborers in the country, as well as Lao laborers working abroad.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for conducting a feasibility study on Tuesday in Lao capital ...


Lao workers benefitting from improved labour policies

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Labour authorities say Lao workers have benefited from greater support in recent years and the majority of young people can now access some form of job skill development.For several years, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has been attempting to ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Labour ministry mulls mechanisms for setting minimum wage

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare is working with the Lao Federation of Trade Unions and representatives of the labour sector to draw up recommendations for establishing the minimum wage.The setting and raising of the minimum wage aims to boost ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

CLMTV highlights protection of workers’ rights

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos will continue to cooperate with regional and development partners to protect migrant workers’ rights, a conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia was told last week.Conducted under the theme ‘Toward the Protection of Migrant Workers in CLMTV Countries: Cooperation in Social Security’, ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Vientiane labour officials mull foreign worker regulation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Vientiane authorities have ordered all district departments to continue registering foreign workers and issuing them with work permits to ensure they comply with regulations for seeking employment in Laos.Labour authorities held a meeting in the capital on Friday to consider the ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos seeks improved occupational safety for construction workers

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos will continue to work with its development partners to build capacity around occupational security and safety and related diseases of workers at construction sites.Director General of the Labour Management Department under the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Mr Phongsaysack ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos, Vietnam to continue labour development cooperation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao and Vietnamese authorities have confirmed that they will continue to cooperate to develop labour skills in Laos and protect workers’ rights in the two countries.Participants at the annual Laos-Vietnam Labour and Social Welfare meeting in Vientiane yesterday reached consensus on ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Health minister urges policy incentive for new medical graduates

Laos needs a specific policy to promote job opportunities for outstanding medical graduates, Minister of Health, Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong advised sector experts recently. The minister said the new policy would have to guarantee positions under a quota system to ensure a viable career path ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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