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Talks focus on labour relations

Update: November, 30/2012 - 11:10

HCM CITY (VNS)— The Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry yesterday held a conference in HCM City to discuss a project to improve labour relations carried out by American NGO Fair Labor Association.

It was attended by industry executives from the south and officials from the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and Viet Nam General Confederation of Labor besides other government agencies, all stake holders in the project.

The meeting saw them exchange information and experiences in implementing the project.

The two-year project, funded by the US Department of State, seeks to promote sustainable corporate social responsibility in Viet Nam at 50 industries.

Since its launch in April, it has roped in 23 (16 apparel and seven footwear) factories, nine of which joined on their own, Dang Thi Hai Ha, the project's consultant, said.

The factories are committed to pursuing the planned objectives and receive technical support.

The programme is being implemented in Ha Noi and Hai Duong and Thai Binh Provinces in the north, and the three southern provinces of Binh Duong, Long An, and Dong Nai.

It focuses on fair wages, hours of work, and labour relations.

FLA will seek to sign up the remaining 27 factories next February.

Following the conference there was a three-day training programme for the company executives on labour relations. — VNS

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