Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – A conference took place in Hanoi on September 11 to collect social opinions on the revised Labour Code draft from the angle of gender equality. Based on the fact that female employees are having lower incomes compared to their male peers of the same profession, educational level, and geographical location, participants recommended the draft include a regulation on setting up a legal framework for gender equality to handle the gap. Dang Nhu Loi, former deputy head of the National Assembly Committee for Social Affairs, said when difficulties arise, employers from the private sector, particularly foreign-invested firms, tend to end labour contracts or fire workers rather than working on reusing the workers for other occupations and improving working environment. It causes harmful impact on employees and a burden for both the Government and society, he added, noting that the draft, however, does not regulate such issue. Some delegates pointed to the current regulation that forbids employers from using seven-month pregnant workers (or six-month ones in mountainous, remote, or island areas) for night shifts, extra working hours, or business trips to faraway places. They were against a change made to the regulation by drafters of… Read full this story
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