Direct dialogue will help create a harmonious relationship between employers and workers, reducing strikes, said labour officials, trade union activists and business representatives.

The view was shared at a workshop on November 19 in the southern province of Dong Nai with 50 local businesses participating.

Most held the view that if workers’ recommendations and problems are addressed directly, it will bring win-win benefits for both employers and labourers, avoiding possible strike action.

Direct dialogue also creates space for workers to get an insight into State labour laws and the working regulations of their companies, they said.

Provincial labour officials took the occasion to explain legal regulations on collective labour contracts and negotiations to businesses./.