Officials of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) and the Lao Trade Union Central Committee held talks on March 12 in Hanoi with the aim of moving bilateral long-standing cooperation forward.

VGCL Vice President Tran Thanh Hai introduced to his Lao counterpart Symoune Ounlasy and his entourages the VGCL’s major activities in expanding the network of trade unions and union members at grassroots level.

He also shared Vietnam’s experience regarding enhancing trade unions’ role in building harmonious labour relations and monitoring the implementation of collective working contracts in businesses.

The Lao guest said the Lao trade union is facing many difficulties in developing trade unions in businesses, especially foreign invested ones.

He said his visit aims to study Vietnam’s experience in this field in the context that Lao wants to amend the Law on Trade Union.

According to Symoune Ounlasy, the Lao Trade Union currently has nearly 200,000 members.-VNA