ILO, Can Tho University hold training in labour standards

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Can Tho University co-held a training course on international labour standards and corporate social responsibility in tertiary education on September 22.

ILO Coordinator Tran Minh Tri said a national cooperation programme signed between the ILO and Vietnam in 2017 has served as the main tool for the cooperation framework between the two sides, along with organisations of workers and employers.

Through tertiary education, the ILO hopes to join hands with educational institutions to set up programmes and subjects of study aimed at raising workers’ awareness and responsibility, he noted, adding that they need to be aware of their rights to access better job opportunities and have their voice heard in decisions that directly affect their lives.

Teaching programmes will cover issues relating to laws on labour, social welfare, health insurance, child labour, labour safety and health, migrant workers, corporate development, sustainable development, and social responsibility.

The budget for development cooperation projects between the ILO and the Vietnamese Government has to date totalled 20 million USD, sourced from main sponsors Australia, Canada, the EU, Japan, Russia, and the US, and public-private partnerships.

Source: Vietnam News Agency