Formulation and notification of enterprise’s collective labor agreement Xem nội dung tiếng Việt
A collective labor agreement (hereinafter referred to as “CLA”) is a written agreement negotiated between the employee representative body and the employer on working conditions through collective bargaining – for more details, please refer to “Collective Bargaining”.
The CLA shall be signed only when two parties reach agreements at the collective bargaining meeting and more than 50% of employees of the employees’ collective have voted in favor of the agreed collective bargaining contents.
The signed CLA must be notified to all employees; the enterprise shall also make notification of CLA to the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs of the province where the enterprise’s headquarters is located within 10 days from the day on which its CLA is signed. Such notification includes:
4. The enterprise's CLA (the enterprise should refer to template of CLA for a thorough grasp of abovementioned principles);
The CLA shall become effective from the day on which it is signed if its effective date is not included therein.
A CLA may have a duration of from 01 to 03 years. The duration of a CLA which is entered into for the first time may be less than 01 year. However each party is entitled to request for modification of the CLA in the following periods:
- After 03 months if the duration of a CLA is less than 01 year; or
- After 06 months if the duration of a CLA is from 01 to 03 years.
If any revisions to the law make the signed CLA contrary to the law, two parties shall modify the CLA within 15 days from the date of entry into force of the relevant law. Rights and interests of employees shall comply with law regulations while the CLA is being modified.
- A CLA must be made into 05 copies of which:
+ each party keeps 01 copy;
+ 01 copy is used to follow the abovementioned notification procedures;
+ 01 copy is sent to the enterprise’s superior trade union that is the Confederation of Labor of rural/urban district, district-level town or provincial city (commonly called as "district-level Confederation of Labor”) where the enterprise’s headquarters is located, or the trade union of an industrial zone, export-processing zone, hi-tech park or economic zone (commonly called “industrial zone trade union”) where the enterprise is located; and
+ 01 copy is sent to the employers’ organization which is Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), or the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance, and of which the enterprise is a member.
- Within 03 months before the expiration date of the CLA, two parties may carry out a negotiation to extend the CLA or sign a new one. If the negotiation is still ongoing after the CLA expires, the CLA shall continue to be applied for a maximum duration of 60 days.
- CLAs must be submitted to provincial-level labor authorities (provincial Departments of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs) in accordance with law regulations but in fact, due to some local conditions, district-level Departments of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs shall receive CLAs. Thus, each enterprise should contact the relevant district-level Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs for specific instructions.