Labor

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 ...

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Lao Woman Sentenced to 15 Years for Trafficking Four Girls to China

Authorities in Laos have sentenced a woman to 15 years in prison for trafficking four Lao girls to China in 2018, RFA has learned.Identified as Mrs. Duangchanh, the woman met the girls in Luang Namtha city, Luang Namtha province in January 2018. She told them ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Laos, ILO celebrate partnership in advancing workers’ rights

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos will continue to work with its development partners, including the International Labour Organisation (ILO), to advance social justice and promote decent work for all.An event held in Vientiane on Saturday to mark the ILO Centenary and 55th anniversary of Laos’ ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Group of Four Lao Young Women Trafficked to China Rescued, Separate Group of Four Remain Missing after Three Years

Authorities in Laos’ southwestern Champassak province have rescued four young Lao women and girls who were trafficked to China, while another group of four females from another part of the country remain missing, sources told RFA’s Lao Service recently.The teenagers and young women, now aged ...

RFA’s Lao Service

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

Lao, European business chambers launch child labour free certification service

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Lao PDR (ECCIL) have officially launched a Child Labour Free Certification Service.Vice President of LNCCI and President of the Association of the ...

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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
http://annx.asianews.network/content/labour-ministry-mulls-mechanisms-setting-minimum-wage-105664

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
http://annx.asianews.network/content/clmtv-highlights-protection-workers%E2%80%99-rights-104726

Lao job seekers must prove competency before working in Korea

Lao nationals seeking employment in the Republic of Korea need to undertake language proficiency and labour skills tests, local authorities have stressed. Each year, Korea permits 500 Lao people to take up jobs in the country after passing a labour skills test, following the 2016 agreement ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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 ...

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