The third conference of the Executive Board of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) for the 2013-18 tenure took place in Hanoi on December 26 in the presence of President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee.

The meeting reviewed the implementation of trade union activities in 2013 and discussed how to effectively perform the tasks of the sector in 2014.

Participants heard and gave comments to the VGCL’s resolution on improving cultural and spiritual life for labourers working in industrial parks and export processing zones.

Speaking at the event, VFF President Nhan praised the efforts made by trade unions nationwide for obtaining achievements in their work.

He said the VFF will propose the Government issue a strategy on implementing the campaign “Vietnamese priorities made-in-Vietnam goods” to 2020 and asked trade unions nationwide to well respond to the campaign.

The President also asked the VGCL to attach importance to listening to desire and aspiration of workers and have timely commendation of outstanding individuals and organisations in production.

He also urged the trade unions to increase the supervision of the implementation of planning on housing for labourers, especially those in industrials parks in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai and Binh Duong.

In 2013, the VGCL worked closely with relevant agencies to give advice to the Government for the issue of Resolution on detailed regulations of financial issues in trade unions.

The unions have also worked hard to take care of labourers and protect their legitimate rights and interests, creating the workforce’s confidence in the trade unions. /.