Trade union leaders from the Asia-Pacific region came together in a meeting in Hanoi on August 26 to share their experience in protecting the legitimate rights and interests of workers in the telecommunications sector, particularly during processes of restructuring.

The event also aimed to enhance working styles and equip staff with the necessary skills and knowledge for playing an active role in trade unions.

Chairman of the Vietnam Post Trade Union Bui Van Hoan said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed on the restructuring plan of Vietnam Post and Telecommunications (VNPT) between 2014 and 2015, with the aim of improving operational efficiency and competitiveness, and developing the market in a sustainable manner.

In particular, trade unions need to put forward concrete measures to help telecoms workers benefit fully from the group’s incentives, he added.

Participants shared effective operational models and developed initiatives to enhance the quality of customer service and telecoms activities in the region.

The event was jointly organised by the VNPT and the UNI Global Union Asia-Pacific Regional Organisation (UNI Apro).-VNA