Teenagers banned to work at drug production factories

Tuesday 17/12/2019 16:50

VGP – Laborers aged from 15 to 18 are banned to work for plants and factories producing alcohol, beer, wine, tobacco and psychoactive and addictive substances, according to the recently amended Labor Code. 

The amendment to the Labor Code aims to minimize labor exploitation for underage employees and protect underage employees. 

The Presidential Office has announced the State President's Ordinance to announce the laws which were approved at the eighth session of the 14th National Assembly, including the Labor Code which has 17 chapters and 220 articles. 

Accordingly, laborers aged from 15 to 18 are not allowed to work at casinos, bars, discos, karaoke bars, hotels, hostels, massage parlors, lottery business centers and video game service. 

The Labor Code 2019 will take effect since January 1, 2021. 

Viet Nam has laid the foundation for effective and sustainable action against child labor. In November 2000, the Government of Viet Nam ratified the Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention, 1999 (No. 182), and in 2003 the Government ratified the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138).

As the first country in Asia, and the second in the world, to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Viet Nam has perfected and promulgated a number of laws and policies to realize the convention and end child labor.

The documents include the Labor Code, the Employment Law, the Children Law, and Education Law, as well as two Prime Minister-approved programs on child protection, and the prevention and elimination of child labor.

By Thuy Dung 



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