A 35mm movie projector, the first product made by Vietnam Movies Mechanical Workshop in 1959, is on display as part of the exhibition “Vietnam Trade Union – 90 Years of Building and Developing”. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The history of the Vietnam Trade Union is being showcased at an exhibition entitled "Vietnam Trade Union – 90 Years of Building and Developing" at the National Museum of Vietnamese History in Hanoi.

The event is part of the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the organisation’s establishment (July 28, 1929 – 2019)

Nearly 300 objects, photos and documents provide an introduction and historical milestones and highlights marking the development of Vietnam’s working class and trade union.

The highlight of the exhibition is the collection of the objects belonging to individuals and groups granted Labour Hero titles in each period, which are being preserved at the museum.

The exhibition is classified into two parts – the establishment and development of the union and the contribution of the Vietnam Trade Union and working class in the nation's revolutionary career.

According to the organisers, the event is expected to make each cadre, union member and worker aware of their roles and benefits. It will also aim to promote patriotic movements and creative work, which will contribute to strengthening the development of the trade union to represent and protect the legitimate and legal rights and interests of the trade unionists and labourers.

The exhibition will be open until the end of October.

The Vietnam Trade Union, formerly known as the Tonkin Red Federation of Trade Unions, was established on July 28, 1929 and is now officially known as the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour. The organisation represents workers, participates in state management and in the inspections and monitoring of activities of state agencies and encourages workers to study, improve their qualifications, observe laws and defend the socialist Fatherland of Vietnam.-VNA