Trade unionists from Vietnam’s central Thanh Hoa province and their counterparts in the Lao province of Houaphan gathered at a conference in the Vietnamese locality on May 18 to share their experience.

The event focused on measures to make trade union activities more effective, while highlighting the need to popularise legal regulations among workers in private and foreign-invested enterprises.

Ways in which to intensify direct dialogue between employees and employers were also on the agenda.
Participants concurred that trade unions should work to ensure t he interests and rights of both labourers and their companies.

Chairman of Houaphan province’s Trade Union, Chuheu, called on businesses operating in Thanh Hoa to funnel investment in the Lao locality, helping generate more jobs for Lao locals.

He also asked for the Vietnamese locality’s support in training Houaphan’s trade unionists.

The two sides agreed to increase their connections via delegation exchanges and sharing experience, deepening the Vietnam-Laos time-honoured friendship and special solidarity.-VNA