Trade unions need to make concerted efforts to ensure safe working places for workers, Vice President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) Tran Thanh Hai said at a ceremony in Hanoi on April 28 to launch action month for labour safety and hygiene.
Workers are the most valuable assets of enterprises and society, Hai said, adding that workers meeting labour accidents would cause great damage to businesses.
Meanwhile, Le Dinh Hung, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi Federation of Labour, said Hanoi’s trade unions at all levels should diversify communication methods to raise awareness of labour safety and hygiene among workers and employers.
Hung said that competitions on labour safety and hygiene regulations should be organised while inspection of law enforcement at occupational accident-prone businesses must be carried out.
In the green-clean-nice emulation movement, Hanoi city set up a network of over 34,000 hygienists to assure labour safety and hygiene in 1,980 enterprises. They have responsibility for recommending solutions to improve working conditions and guarantee rights for workers.
Statistics from the Hanoi Federation of Labour, Hanoi is among localities with the highest number of occupational accidents. There were 225 work-related accidents in the city last year, killing 49 people and injuring 202 others.