At the signing ceremony (Source: congdoan.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Social dialogue in the garment-textile sector is expected to improve following the signing of a memorandum of understanding of a project to promote social dialogue and collective bargaining in the garment sector in Hanoi on July 10.

The signatories were the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), CNV Internationaal Foundation of the National Confederation Trade Unions CNV in the Netherlands and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Addressing the signing ceremony, VGCL Vice President Mai Duc Chinh said Vietnam has integrated extensively into the world, and has signed many free trade agreements, requiring the country to satisfy international standards.

The Vietnamese trade union sector has carried out programmes aiming to improve the quality of collective bargaining, inked collective work agreements and set up a library storing tens of thousands of collective work agreements of enterprises.

The project will be piloted in a group of businesses in Van Lam district, the northern province of Hung Yen.

CNV Internationaal has worked with trade unions in developing countries since its establishment in 1967, promoting workers’ rights using a consultative model.-VNA