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

Lao Labour ministry, partners weigh up rural employment boosting efforts

Representatives from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the provinces met on Thursday in Vientiane to review efforts on increasing employment opportunities in rural areas. The ‘Project Steering Committee Meeting on National Rural Employment Strategy in the Lao PDR ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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 ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos wants consensus in labour laws across Asean

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Labour officials will refine the draft Law on Labour, which aims to protect the benefits and rights of Lao workers in foreign countries, including other Asean countries.Lao government policy is to help workers and to protect their rights. As such, policies ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Authorities pledge ongoing support for Lao workers in Thailand

Local labour authorities will continue to coordinate with the Thai Ministry of Labour to protect the rights of Lao workers in the southern neighbour, a leading official has said.Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng, gave the assurance to officials attending the annual ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

New decree orders safe, healthy workplaces in Laos

Workers have the legal right to require their employers to ensure occupational health and safety, a new governmental decree stipulates.Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith inked the decree on labour safety and health earlier this month. The 22-page decree, which was published in the Official Gazette on ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Plans afoot for Lao labour policy development

Laos will continue to work with its development partners including the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the ongoing protection of workers’ rights and benefits.This was the message at the national launch of the ILO’s “Work for a Brighter Future” report at an event on Wednesday ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos, Thailand review progress in worker legalisation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao and Thai labour authorities met in Bangkok, Thailand, last week to review the results of ongoing operations on labour cooperation.The two nations have been collaborating over the past two years by encouraging legal employment in each country under the “Agreement ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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