A delegation from the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) led by Vice President Nguyen Van Ngang is on a five-day visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK) for a crucial round of cooperation talks.

Right after setting foot in the RoK on September 23, the delegation held high-level discussions with representatives from the Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU) led by President Moon Jin Kook.

At the talks, Moon informed the guests of FKTU’s current performance and future strategies, in which the RoK Government and employers will be asked to reduce working hours and raise salaries for workers, while improving working conditions and taking more care of the country’s part-time and short-term workforce.

According to Moon, on September 28 RoK President Park Geun Hye will participate in a working session with FKTU leaders to discuss the unions’ proposals. Then, in November this year, the FKTU will hold its congress in front of Seoul’s City Hall, demonstrating the body’s strength and determination to fight for the interests of labourers.

Nguyen Van Ngang briefed the hosts on the situation of Vietnamese employees and RoK workers in Vietnam. He suggested the RoK provide more support for Vietnamese workers in the country.

The two sides explored potential joint activities in the tourism sector and discussed establishing bilateral cooperation between the trade unions of provinces and cities in the two countries.

During their stay in the RoK, the Vietnamese delegation also worked with the RoK Labour Foundation and visited FKTU’s centre for training Vietnamese guest workers in Yeoju city.-VNA