Vo Tri Thanh The 14th National Assembly’s 7th meeting session ended last month with the last day reserved for discussing the draft amended Labour Code, which included a proposal to increase the retirement age that received a lot of public attention. In draft amendments, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) proposed raising the retirement age to 62 for men and 60 for women with two scenarios. In the first scenario, starting from January 1, 2021, the retirement age will be 60 and three months for men, and 55 and four months for women. An incremental three-month and four-month rise will be added to the retirement age for men and women, respectively, each successive year. In the second scenario, starting from January 1, 2021, the retirement age will be 60 and four months for men, and 55 and six months for women. A four-month and six-month increment will be added to the retirement age each successive year. The reasons for the increase, according to the ministry, include the rapidly ageing population in Viet Nam, the unbalanced social security fund, high working capacities of Vietnamese elderly and the necessity to ensure gender equality in career development. Notably, the… Read full this story
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