Workers in the RoK's Sunny Group (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Experiences in trade union activities to protect workers’ rights were discussed during a talk between the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) and the Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU) in Hanoi on June 22.

At the event, VGCL President Bui Van Cuong hailed the sound cooperation between the two trade unions, as seen through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with such significant contents as labour safety, wage raising and insurance.

He said that the VGCL has closely worked with the International Labour Organisation to carry out a line-up of cooperation programmes, including a national programme on sustainable employment and projects on labour relations and tripartite action to protect migrant workers.

The Vietnamese trade union has focused on improving workers’ meals and rise minimum wage to increase their livelihood this year, he added.

For his part, FKTU Vice President Cho Kido, who led the Republic of Korean delegation, hailed VGCL’s achievements in the past years.

Some 250,000 Vietnamese workers, who are being trained at the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’s Overseas Labour Centre, will gain valuable experience after working in the RoK, he highlighted.-VNA