Trade union to promote workers rights
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) to increase its coordination with the Government to better care for workers and protect their legitimate rights and interests including accommodations, living conditions and wages.
The two sides need to work together to address enterprise wage and insurance debts while co-organising movements among trade unions to develop production, business, and improve the living standards of members, he said.
The Prime Minister made the request at a working session with VGCL officials in Hanoi on March 10 to evaluate bilateral coordination in 2014 and determine key 2015 tasks.
He suggested the two sides increase cooperation in building and popularising policies and legal documents in the field as well as handling petitions and urgent matters raised by workers more effectively.
Chairman of the VGCL Dang Ngoc Tung confirmed that the confederation will work closely with the Government to actively contribute to national construction, development and protection.
The VGCL aims to increase its membership to 10 million by 2018 from the 8 million at present.