The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) and the Party Central Committee’s Theory Council jointly held a workshop in Hanoi on July 22 on the occasion of the 85th founding anniversary of the VGCL - the national trade union organisation.

The event focused on clarifying great contributions by the organisation to Vietnam’s revolutionary cause, as well as challenges and measures to increase the efficiency of its operation.

Reports delivered by VGCL President Dang Ngoc Tung and other speakers at the event stated that over the past 85 years, the VGCL and trade union organisations at grassroots levels have made the protection of legitimate rights and interests of workers and labourers nationwide their main task.

At the same time, trade unions also encourage and assist their members in enhancing their professional skills, while educating them on law and patriotism.

The speakers affirmed that the VGCL’s 85-year history proves that it is the only organisation capable of representing and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of working people in the country.

Besides sharing their experience in trade union activities, participants also suggested trade union organisations should coordinate with ministries and sectors in the process of making, revising and enforcing laws and policies on labour and workers.

The VGCL now has around 8 million members.-VNA