The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) has awarded Yoon Youngmo, a specialist from the Office of International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam, with an insignia for the cause of building trade union organisations.

The award ceremony took place in Hanoi on September 6.

As Chief Technical Advisor for the Vietnam-ILO industrial relations project, Youngmo helped the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, VGCL and employer organisations to achieve better industrial relations.

Besides forging an effective partnership between ILO and its Vietnamese partners, he also dedicated his efforts to policy and wage reforms in Vietnam, notably the Labour Code and Trade Union Law.

His articles on labour law and industrial relations have been circulated widely, serving as valuable references for Vietnamese policymakers.

Addressing the event, Youngmo said though his working term in Vietnam has ended, he promised to stand side-by-side with the VGCL to develop it into an ever-strong organisation, working as a trustworthy mainstay to protect the legal and legitimate rights of workers.-VNA