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The Right to Strike in Vietnam’s Private Sector

  • Trinh LY KHANH (a1)
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This article addresses the right to strike in the context of the new Labour Code and amended Trade Union Law of Vietnam.1 It analyses major problems posed today by wildcat strikes in Vietnam’s private sector. It argues that the ongoing approaches of the Vietnamese government and its social partners in strike resolution are ineffective and inconsistent with International Labour Standards. Finally, it suggests a model for the prevention and settlement of such strikes.

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Trịnh Khánh Ly, Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law, University of Ghent, Universiteitstraat 4, Ghent 9000, Belgium, E-mail: lykhanh.trinh@ugent.be. The author worked for the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) for a number of years. Since February 2011, she has been working as a Regular Collaborator, ILO Country Office for Vietnam. The author would like to express her gratitude to the anonymous referees for their valuable comments on the previous draft of this article. Her thanks also go out to Nguyễn Văn Bình, ILO Country Office for Vietnam, for his support in documentation and material gathering. Any errors contained herein are hers alone.

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