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

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 ...

Times Reporters

Laos: Labour ministry projects high demand for construction workers

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has unveiled a new study, which delivers a strong message that the construction industry is suffering from a shortage of Lao workers and that a policy intervention is needed to address this deficiency.According to ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Students get lessons from UN on human trafficking prevention

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Students from secondary schools and the National University of Laos met in Vientiane recently to learn about human trafficking, especially how to counter trafficking in persons under the rule of international law.The topic was discussed during the course of a Model ...

Phomphong Laoin

All sectors of society urged to help prevent human trafficking

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government together with the United Nations is working with other countries to prevent human trafficking, with Laos making a serious effort to curb the practice.This week the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism is organising a seminar in the south ...

News Desk

Lao girl's escape leads to arrest of sex trafficking suspect

A major suspect in a transnational human trafficking operation has been arrested at a border karaoke bar in Narathiwat, and several Lao girls rescued from the flesh trade.The woman’s apprehension followed the escape of a Lao girl forced into prostitution, who returned to her home ...


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

Anti-human trafficking efforts highlighted in southern provinces of Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has organised a meeting in Attapeu province to assist southern authorities in the protection of vulnerable people against human trafficking.In his opening remarks at the meeting for the four southern provinces of Saravan, Champassak, ...

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