Hanoi, Oct. 17 -- The revised Labour Code is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly for approval this month. However, major changes to the law are still under discussion in an attempt to ensure gender equality and enhance the development of female workers.

An increase to the retirement age, the promotion of support related to childcare and fair payment for female workers are among the controversial issues.

Nguyen Thi Thu, a female worker at Garment 10 Company in Hanoi's Gia Lam district, said she had been enjoying support policies for female workers, especially during maternity and motherhood, at her workplace.

Thu and other female workers are allowed to take days off when their children are sick, among the other benefits. H...