Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc presenting the first-class Labour Order to Lao Động (Labour) newspaper at a ceremony marking 90th anniversary of the newspaper. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI – Lao Động (Labour) newspaper, one of the oldest and most influential newspapers in the Vietnamese revolutionary press, celebrated the 90th anniversary of the publication of its first issue (August 14, 1929) in Hà Nội yesterday.
Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng sent flowers to the ceremony.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc along with Politburo member and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education Võ Văn Thưởng and representatives from ministries attended the event.
Over the past nine decades, the newspaper – the voice of the Việt Nam General Confederation of Labour – has been recognised as a top newspaper in Việt Nam for protecting the legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese workers.
The newspaper was also one of the first press agencies in Việt Nam to publish an online edition on May 19, 1999.
It has made significant contributions to national independence, defence and building a stronger working-class and Việt Nam Trade Union.
On behalf of the Party and State leaders, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc presented the first-class Labour Order to the newspaper’s staff and the third-class Labour Order to its editor-in-chief Nguyễn Ngọc Hiển in recognition of his outstanding performance from 2014 to 2018. — VNS