National wage council established

VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has recently signed a decision to establish the National Wage Council, headed by Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Minh Huan.

Council to decide on minimum wages

The council is in charge of analyzing the country’s socio-economic situation and living standards to identify and forecast the subsistence level of employees and their families.

It is also tasked to evaluate the regional implementation of minimum wage and wage levels in the labor market as well as businesses’ payment capacity in order to develop and suggest the Government on the regional minimum wage annually and periodically.

It will also study and suggest the Government about the minimum wage per hour for irregular and part-time jobs, while reviewing and evaluating the regional categorization in applying the minimum wage for proposing the Government on appropriate adjustments and supplements.

The council’s three vice presidents are Vice Chairman of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) Mai Duc Chinh, Vice President of the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Pham Gia Tuc and Vice President of the Union of Vietnamese Cooperatives Nguyen Van Bien.

Its eleven council members are representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, VGCL, the Viet Nam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises and central professional employer associations.

The President, Vice Presidents and council members will work for a five-year term along with their concurrent positions.

Source: VGP

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