Decision to establish a trade union in the LG Display Vietnam-Hai Phong Co.,Ltd is announced on June 16. (Photo: laodong.vn)

Hai Phong (VNA) – The Hai Phong Confederation of Labour and the trade union organisation of the Hai Phong Economic Zone on June 15 announced a decision to establish a trade union in the LG Display Vietnam-Hai Phong Co.,Ltd.

The establishment aims to concretise the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL)’s project to set up trade union institutions for labourers at processing and industrial zones.

Earlier, the executive board of LG Display’s trade union convened its first meeting to elect a three-member standing committee, Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, inspection committee, and head of the inspection committee. To date, 4,283 workers, or 91.2 percent of the company’s total labourers, have applied to join the union.

VGLC Vice President Tran Van Ly said that he was impressed by LG Display’s achievement after one year of operation. He said the trade union in the company will not only help protect labourers’ rights but also make contributions to the firm’s sustainable development.

Sound settlement of workers’ issues will ensure social order while promoting production and business, and local economic growth, he added.

According to Managing Director of the company Shin Jeung Gon, foreign corporations must have trade unions which operate in line with regulations of the host country. LG-Display Vietnam-Hai Phong will abide by Vietnamese law and work with trade unions at all levels to better protect the legitimate rights of its workers, he said.

LG-Display Vietnam-Hai Phong Co.,Ltd was invested at a total cost of 1.59 billion USD in an area of 54.5 hectares at Trang Due Industrial Park, Hai Phong city. The company began production in Quarter 3 last year. This is a leading project in the locality specialising in OLED (organic light emitting diode) products for televisions and mobile phones.

Currently, the firm has more than 5,000 workers and the number will increase to 15,000 after its second plant comes into operation. It has provided dormitory for 3,800 workers and when construction of the whole 13 dormitories completes, the firm can supply accommodation for 10,000-12,000 labourers.-VNA