Trade Unionists Hone Negotiation Skills At Seminar

A seminar
opened in Hanoi
recently with the aim of improving the skills of trade unionists involved in
negotiating and signing collective labour agreements.

    To protect
labourers’ interests, the participants emphasised the necessity of establishing
grassroot trade unions and improving knowledge and working skills amongst union
members.

    The two-day
seminar, co-organised by the Vietnam Labour Confederation (VLC) and the
Development Cooperation Council of the Swedish Trade Union, offered trade union
activists nationwide an opportunity to hone their skills in negotiating and
signing collective labour agreements, and a forum to discuss challenges they
face in the line of their work.

    Participants
at the seminar stressed that the negotiation and signing of collective labour
agreements are issues of high importance for Vietnamese trade unions in
protecting the legitimate rights and interests of labourers, helping build good
relationships between employers and employees.

    Le Xuan Tu from
the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA)’s Labour and
Salary Department, said that the number of signed agreements are much lower
than the number of existing enterprises in Vietnam. He attributed this
situation to the fact that the majority of the enterprises don’t have trade
unions or their trade unionists are low on competence.

    To protect
labourers’ interests, the participants emphasised the necessity of establishing
grassroot trade unions and improving knowledge and working skills amongst union
members.

    The seminar
will continue discussions on negotiation skills in signing labour agreements
and participants will have an opportunity to listen to the experiences of
Swedish representatives in this field.

 

 

 

 


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