Vietnam, Singapore share experience in trade union work hinh anh 1The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL)  works with Singapore National Trades Union Congress (SNTUC) (Source:

Hanoi (VNA) –
A delegation from Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) led by its Vice President Tran Thanh Hai made a working trip to Singapore on July 17-20 to exchange experience in trade union work.

During talks between the two sides, Assistant Secretary-General of Singapore National Trades Union Congress (SNTUC) Patrick Tay Teck Guan updated the guests about changes in the leadership apparatus and priorities of Singapore trade unions.

He pointed out challenges that Singaporean trade unionists and workers have to encounter in the face of the fourth industrial revolution and an aging population.

Meanwhile, Hai informed the host about major issues for Vietnamese trade unions ahead of their 12th congress and shared the unions’ efforts to protect the rights and interests of workers and bring more benefits to trade unionists.

SNTUC has nearly one million members, including those with many years of experience in developing and operating social enterprises. 

The VGCL delegation learned about the development, management and operation of SNTUC social enterprises to ensure sustainable development and benefits for trade union members and employees.

The guests also worked with the Amalgamated Union of Public Employees (AUPE), a social enterprise of AUPE and Singapore National Co-operative Federation.

The VGCL and the SNTUC agreed to step up specific cooperation, especially in supporting collaboration activities and sharing management experience among social enterprises.-VNA