The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) and the National Confederation of Trade Unions of Japan (Zenroren) have expressed their wish to intensify bilateral cooperation and exchanges in a bid to protect workers’ legitimate rights and benefits.

VGCL Vice President Nguyen Thi Thu Hong and her Zenroren counterpart Mamiko Jamada shared the view at their talks in Hanoi on October 8.

Both sides vowed to support each other at regional and global forums while sharing professional experience at dialogues and seminars.

In her introduction about Zenroren, Jamada said the confederation is doing its best to forge a friendly and conducive working environment for the sake of domestic and foreign workers.

At present, Zenroran has over one million members working in 68 local and professional trade unions.

As part of its visit to Vietnam from October 7-12, the Japanese delegation is due to work with the Thua Thien-Hue Labour Union, the Vietnam National Union of Health Workers, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and meet with the Party Central Committee’s Commission on External Relations and the Japanese Business Association in Vietnam.-VNA