Asian labour unionists prepare for seafarers summit

(VOV) -A delegation from the Workers’ Union at the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) joined a meeting held recently in Tokyo to prepare for the 32nd Asian Seafarers Summit Meeting (ASSM).

The event attracted leaders of 17 labour unions representing seamen in 12 Asian countries and territories and focused on issues related to seafarers in the Asian region, including the maintenance of urgent communication channels in cases of maritime accidents or ships and seamen abandoned at sea. 

Participants also discussed the preparation of the ASSM scheduled to be held in September in Kyoto, Japan.