June 14, 2021, The Prime Minister issued Derective No.16/CT-TTg on ensuring job
security, enhancing living standards, improving working conditions for workers.
Accordingly, with a
view to further effectively implement the orientations, guidelines, policies,
tasks and solutions of the Party and State on ensuring job security, improving
working conditions, and enhancing living standards for workers in the new
context, the Prime Minister hereby gives certain requests to the following
Ministers, Heads of
ministerial-level agencies, Governmental agencies, Presidents of People's
Committees of provinces and centrally affiliated cities
Focus on directing, reviewing and speeding up the performance of tasks directly
related to ensuring job security, improving working conditions, and enhancing
living standards for workers under the direction of the Government, the Prime
Minister; urgently develop specific programs and plans and ensure the
allocation and release of resources for implementation. Regularly assess the
situation and results of implementation, proactively deal with arising issues
according to their competence; report and advise the Government and the Prime
Minister to consider solving problems beyond their competence; propose new
effective and feasible mechanisms, policies and solutions to ensure job
security, improve working conditions, and enhance living standards for workers.
- Take the
initiative in formulating, adjusting and supplementing housing development
planning, programs and plans according to regulations, setting targets for
social housing development, especially housing, cultural and sports
institutions for workers in industrial parks and export processing zones in the
5-year socio-economic development plan of ministries, central authorities and
local governments. Focus on initiating solutions to resolve difficulties for
the development of housing for workers in industrial parks.
- Expeditiously build models of
"industrial parks - urban areas - services" comprehensively,
associated with the development of residential areas and infrastructure,
meeting the specific needs of workers in industrial parks, inclusive of experts
and high-quality workers.
- Focus on effectively taking
measures to prevent and control the pandemic, especially in industrial parks
and export processing zones, where many workers are gathered; share
difficulties, support and minimize negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic,
ensure social security, help workers and businesses overcome difficulties,
restore production and business, job stability.
Ministry of Labor, War
Invalids and Social Affairs
- Proceed to study and make better legal policies on labor, employment,
wages, social insurance, occupational safety and health on the basis of
summarizing and evaluating the actual implementation of the law in the above
areas, especially the practice of law implementation in industrial parks and
export processing zones; grasp labor and employment crises caused by the impact
of the Covid-19 pandemic to supplement, adjust and complete synchronous
policies on labor, employment, wages and social insurance association,
occupational safety and health; advise on reducing normal working hours in line
with the socio-economic development situation; concentrate on amending and
supplementing the list of laborious, toxic and dangerous occupations and jobs
and extremely laborious, toxic or dangerous occupations and jobs.
- Expeditiously complete and submit to competent authorities for
promulgation of policies to support difficulties for workers and businesses to
overcome the Covid-19 pandemic and promptly initiate the implementation to
ensure the stability of the labor and employment, effectively maintaining the
goals of both pandemic prevention and control and economic development;
proactively develop training programs to improve the qualifications and skills
of workers to support adaptation and suitability to changing conditions and
circumstances during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ministry of Health
- Focus on speeding up the
implementation of the Prime Minister's Decision No. 659/QD-TTg dated May 20,
2020 on the Program "Caring and promoting better health for workers and
prevention of occupational diseases" in the period 2020-2030”.
- Guide shift meals for workers
in industrial parks and export processing zones; formulate regulations on
calorie intakes to meet nutritional needs and meal allowance for specific
workers; coordinate with the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor to build
health promotion models in the workplace suitable to the characteristics of the
State Bank of Vietnam
Direct credit institutions, the
Bank for Social Policies to continue implementing credit programs and policies
to create jobs, improve the living standards of workers, and develop banking
products and services for low-income workers and the people in disadvantaged
areas. Focus on guiding the implementation of policies to support employers to
take out loans to pay wages for temporary layoff and production recovery due to
the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Request the Vietnam
General Confederation of Labor
- Coordinate with ministries and People's Committees of provinces and
centrally-affiliated cities to strengthen inspection, inspection, and
supervision of the implementation of legal policies on labor, employment,
occupational safety and hygiene; build campaigns of inspection and supervision
on labor relations and mobilization of workers to raise their sense of
self-discipline, actively participation in the prevention and control of
- Strengthen the direction of trade unions at all levels, especially
grassroots trade unions in enterprises, improve the genuineness of dialogues,
negotiation, and conclusion of collective labor agreements, especially on employees'
wages associated with labor productivity and job performance results in
accordance with the provisions of the Labor Code.
Department of Enterprise Management.