Promoting migrant workers’ rights in labor and social protection in Vietnam

Sinh hoat nhom cnFrom 2011 to 2014, CDI with the support from Oxfam Novib and Oxfam Solidariteit commenced a new project for migrant workers in industrial areas of four provinces in the north of Vietnam - Hanoi, Hai Duong, Bac Ninh and Vinh Phuc. The project aims to contribute to social justice and support the implementation of labour and social protection rights in Vietnam. The project’s purposes are to increase pressure from local actors that reduce violations of labor law, strengthen compliance of decent working conditions and implementation of labour/ social protection rights for migrant workers and finally increase access to social services and social security for workers and their families.



The key activities include;

 

  • Training on capacity building for trade union officials, local government organizations, societies, support centers on legal counselling skills, labour law Strengthening and establishing self-governing groups of workers at boarding houses and support groups for regular exchange of information
  • Establish information kiosks near living areas to support migrant workers to access information and legal aid
  • Organise workers groups to learn and share about labor’s issues
  • Together with local partners to provide legal counselling and mobile legal aid clinics to migrant workers
  • Provide online legal counselling and hotline for labourers, migrant workers at www.hotrophaply.net
  • Support processing of labour disputes cases via hotline and online with support of lawyers
  • Administer forums and organise workshops and stakeholder dialogues to raise voice of migrant workers to policy makers, corporate and other concerned stakeholders