The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau for International Labor Affairs has extended the existing Vietnam Industrial Relations Promotion Project. The Project, intended to improve Vietnam’s labor relations, has been extended by two more years with $1.5 million awarded to Development Alternatives International Inc. to carry out the Project to hopeful fruition. For the action-sports industry, this extension may aid in gear production on the rise within Vietnamese manufacturing plants.
The Vietnam Industrial Relations Promotion Project aims to “strengthen labor law enforcement, labor inspection, increasing the capacity for a more effective dispute resolution system for workers and employers, improving worker organizations’ ability to represent employees, and engage in collective bargaining, and other methods of dispute resolution, and equipping the government to promote collective bargaining, and tripartite cooperation,” according to reports.
“As an emerging economy seeking to strengthen its compliance with international labor standards, Vietnam can benefit from U.S. assistance,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “Our experience shows that it is important to forge partnerships between countries in order to promote sound industrial relations policies and programs worldwide.”