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Opinions sought for Social Labour Law

Update: April, 01/2015 - 09:32
Public comments about the Social Labour Law 2014 will be listened to and collected, Doan Mau Diep, deputy minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, has said. — Photo phapluattp

HCM CITY (VNS) — Public comments about the Social Labour Law 2014 will be listened to and collected, Doan Mau Diep, deputy minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, has said.

Speaking at an urgent press conference held in HCM City late on Monday, he said that all opinions and ideas from labourers would be submitted to the Government and National Assembly when they compile the Law's guiding circulars and decrees.

He said labourers could contact their company's labour unions if they had ideas or information related to the law's provisions and regulations.

The urgent press conference was organised after a demonstration was held from last Thursday at the Taiwanese PouYuen Company Ltd in HCM City's Binh Tan District.

Workers at this leather and footwear company went on strike to show their disagreement with the new Social Labour Law 2014, which is expected to take effect in 2016.

In the new law, labourers will no longer receive one-time social insurance payments right after they quit their jobs. The payment would only be given at their age of retirement (60 for males and 55 for females).

Diep said the new law would ensure social welfare and help labourers have a regular stable income after retirement. It would also encourage labourers to accumulate their social insurance payment time until they retire.

When they quit a job, their payments will be reserved until they have a new job. If they do not get a new job, they can pay voluntary insurance.

Yesterday morning, the ministry's representatives met with labourers of PouYuen Company to explain the new law.

Tat Thanh Cang, deputy chairman of HCM City's People's Committee, said at the press conference that after the demonstration occurred, the city took action to support the company and ensure security.

He said that HCM City would always protect labourers' and companies' rights and benefits.

Cang also said the city would no longer disseminate information about the new Social Labour Law 2014, and would inform labourers in detail about the law after having the guiding circulars and decrees. — VNS

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