Extra efforts to care for labourers essential: President hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang stressed the need for trade unions to make continued efforts to improve incomes and working conditions and protect legitimate rights and interests of labourers and trade unionists as the fourth Industrial Revolution is bringing both opportunities and challenges.

Speaking at the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL)’s conference in Hanoi on January 21, Quang asked the VGCL to focus on grassroots activities, instruct trade unions at all levels to fulfil their role of representing, caring for and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of labourers, especially through negotiating, signing, supplementing and realising collective agreements and holding dialogues at workplace.

Attention should be paid to establishing close coordination with ministries, sectors, localities and press agencies to disseminate the Party’s policies and the State’s laws on collective agreements and dialogues.

The President also emphasised the requirement to increase the efficiency of collective agreements and dialogues, and expand the scale of dialogues at businesses in order to contribute to building harmonious, stable and progressive labour relations.

He requested ministries, sectors, localities, and employers to maintain collaboration with the VGCL and all-level trade unions to continue caring for labourers, particularly those in industrial, economic, and processing and exporting zones.

At the conference, Dinh Sy Phuc, head of the trade union of the Taekwang Vina Industrial JSC in southern Dong Nai province, and Nguyen Thi Nghia, head of the trade union of the Lihit Lab Vietnam Co. Ltd, in northern Hai Phong city, shared their experience in protecting legitimate rights for labourers.

On this occasion, the VGCL commended 70 outstanding heads of grassroots trade unions.-VNA