Laos strengthens minimum wage fixing process

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) is working with the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to devise recommendations for setting the minimum wage in Laos.The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare ...

News Desk

Laos' PM urges labour officials to improve workforce skills

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith yesterday advised labour and social welfare authorities to carry out the country’s labour skill development policy to meet the needs of the job market.He made the comment at the national labour and social welfare sector meeting which took place on Tuesday ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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, ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

More women benefit from training, access to  jobs

More than 20,000 women took training courses or entered the job market in the agriculture and forestry, industrial and service industry sectors during 2018.More ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

Foreign worker registration progressing in Laos but challenges remain

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – While authorities have made some progress Laos still faces challenges in addressing the problem of foreign workers who don’t have legal documentation.Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Dr. Khampheng Saysompheng, made the comment at a recent meeting addressing the issue of ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos’ Garment Industry Faces Severe Labor Shortage

Garment factories in Laos are experiencing labor shortages as workers are looking to Thailand for greener pastures, sources say.A factory manager in the capital Vientiane who requested anonymity told RFA’s Lao Service earlier this month, “According to [results] of a survey we need about 10,000 ...

RFA's Lao Service

Authorities urged to expedite registration of foreign workers

Labour officials across the country must expedite the process of registering illegal foreign workers, Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone has said. Authorities in every province have been instructed to speed up the process, to comply with the relevant laws and regulations.More ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Labour officials mull foreign worker regulations

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and other government bodies yesterday held a brainstorming session on the draft of a labour regulation that addresses the issue of foreign workers in Laos who don’t have legal documentation.More ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Both sides reconfirm support in sending Lao workers to Korea 

Labour authorities of Laos and the Republic of Korea have reconfirmed their commitment to ongoing cooperation following the two countries’ agreement on the Employment Permit System.More ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos to partner with Asean in creating ‘green’ jobs

Laos will work with other Asean countries to develop regional policies on ‘green’ industries during a three-year period from 2018 to 2020. However, training people in the relevant skills for work in this area is a challenge in Laos.More ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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