Source:Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi)
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) of the government of Vietnam has issued a draft containing its proposed annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2018, with, as is often the case, 2 different options being drafted for the annual Tet Nguyên đán lunar new year of Vietnam.
As per the revised new Labour Code (2010-03-22 and 2009-11-16), adopted at the third session of the 13th National Assembly (2012-06-21), and which took effect on May 1st, 2013, the annual Tet Vietnamese non-working public holidays were extended from 4 to 5 days and, as was the case 2 years ago (2015-10-15) but not in other years (2016-11-21, 2014-11-12 and 2013-12-05), the aforementioned MOLISA draft list of Vietnamese public holidays for 2018, suggests no swap of weekend days for additional public holidays in Vietnam during the Tet 2018.
In fact neither of the 2 options proposed by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam for the list of 2018 public holidays in Vietnam includes any swapping of weekend days off with bridge working days.
In the weeks to come, we can expect a decision (2016-11-02) and, later an official approval (2016-11-21), of the aforementioned list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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