Earlier, the executive board of the LG Innotek’s trade union convened its first meeting to elect a three-member standing committee, Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and the inspection committee and its head. Currently, 1,140 workers, or 94% of the company’s total labourers, have registered to join the union.
According to Pham Van Moi, Head of the Hai Phong Economic Zone Authority (HEZA), the establishment of trade union in foreign-invested firms is practical as the union will act for the benefits of the labourers and make contributions to the firm’s sustainable development.
As the northern port city of Hai Phong has become a magnet for foreign investors in the past years, the HEZA will recommend the city to arrange land for dormitory construction for labourers while establishing bus routes to transport the workers to the company safely, contributing to reducing traffic jams, he noted.
Managing Director of the company Cho Ji Tae, for his part, said that the trade union will serve as a bridge for the leaders and workers to bolster mutual understanding and work together for the development of the business.
Also, it has a crucial role in building sound relations with local branches and departments while engaging the company in social activities, he added.
LG Innotek Vietnam-Hai Phong Co.,Ltd has a total investment of more than US$1 billion. It started operating in October 2017, specialising in electronic and peripheral products.
Currently, the firm has 1,379 workers, including 516 female labourers.
Earlier, a trade union as set up in the LG Display Vietnam-Hai Phong Co.,Ltd. The firm has more than 5,000 workers and the number will increase to 15,000 after its second plant comes into operation. It has provided dormitory for 3,800 workers and when construction of the whole 13 dormitories completes, the firm can supply accommodation for 10,000-12,000 labourers.
Trade union establishment in such companies aims to concretise the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL)’s project to set up trade union institutions for labourers at processing and industrial zones.