Nhan Dan - The National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC), presided by NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong, spent its sixth working day in Hanoi on March 27 discussing provisions of the amended draft Labour Code.
Discussing provisions relating to salary in the ammended draft Labour Code, a majority of deputies agreed it necessary to set a minimum salary level which will allow workers to cover their essential living costs.
According to the Drafting Committee, the revised draft Labour Code will regulate the establishment of the National Salary Council (NSC) with representatives including workers, employers, and State management agencies. The NSC will be responsible for providing consultations, appraisals and initiatives to the State on minimum salary levels and national salary policies. The establishment of the NSC is a new mechanism to ensure that salaries are transparent and consistent with the demands of the labour market.
The deputies also suggested specific regulations in the draft code on labour dispute settlement procedures. This includes setting out the responsibilities of those involved, in particular the role of trade unions, as well as protecting the rights and legitimate interests of workers.
The NASC also discussed labour contracts and maternity leave.
The same day, the NASC also talked about plans for the upcoming third session of the 13th National Assembly to be held in May.