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The International Labour Organisation has announced plans to work with the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour to support trade unions across the country.

Director of ILO Vietnam Chang Hee Lee made the remark while working with President of the VGCL Dang Ngoc Tung in Hanoi on October 12.

The ILO will promote labourers’ rights in the workplace, identify sustainable occupational opportunities, increase social assistance and increase talks on job-related issues, he said.

The organisation is committed to working with the VGCL to run programmes in the field, while arranging funding for personnel training and research activities, he added.

Tung said he hopes the ILO will help Vietnamese trade unions to understand the impacts of Vietnam’s involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on labour relations, international labour standards and the role of trade unions.

He called on the ILO to show domestic trade unions how to reform their organisations and operations, sharpen their negotiation skills and handle employment disputes.

The ILO is also expected to support Vietnamese efforts to protect migrant workers, increase vocational training and defend vulnerable groups, he said.

Over the years, the ILO has carried out a number of activities to assist Vietnamese trade unions, such as organising short training courses and national and international workshops, and helping the country revise legal documents on labour, trade unions and gender equality.-VNA