Vietnam, U.S. boost trade union cooperation

Update: 17:13 | 24/01/2018
Vice President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) Mai Duc Chinh on January 23 received a visiting delegation of trade union staff from the U.S. led by Director of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Labour Centre Kent Wong.
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During the working session, the U.S. delegates hailed the Vietnamese Government’s policy approach to benefit labourers, and highlighted the important role played by the VGCL in implementing development policies of the State. 

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At the working session. (Photo:

Chinh and Kent Wong highlighted the fruitful development of relations between the two countries, as well as ties between their trade union organisations. 

Chinh expressed his belief that the cooperation will be further enhanced in the future. 

He also briefed the guests on trade union and labour–related issues in Vietnam in 2017, and tasks and plans for its activities in 2018. 

The VGCL will work with the Government to submit the revised LabourCode, focusing on collective bargaining and dialogue, collective labour disputes and strikes, overtime, retirement age and the involvement of trade union organisations in climate change adaptation, he said. 

U.S. delegates said their country’s trade union movement has learnt from Vietnam’s experience in how to improve welfare for trade union members. 

They hoped through exchange and experience sharing, the collaboration between the two sides will improve in the future.

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(Source: VNA)