|HCM City’s District 1 Labour Federation is honoured with a second-class Labour Order for its outstanding achievements in trade union activities. VNS Photo Thu Hằng|
HCM CITY — The HCM City Labour Federation needs to better represent workers through collective bargaining that enables workers to get fair wages and working conditions, a leader of the Việt Nam General Confederation of Labour said.
Trade union organisations must take an active role in the negotiation of collective labour agreements, said Trần Thanh Hải, deputy standing chairman of the General Confederation of Labour.
The city Labour Federation strives to add more than 158,500 members next year, Hải said at a meeting on Wednesday to review the federation’s activities this year.
He expressed his hope that the city Labour Federation would give better care for unionists and workers during the upcoming Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday, particularly for those who face difficulties in employment and decreasing income.
Trần Đoàn Trung, deputy standing chairman of the city Labour Federation, said the federation would continue to reform its activities to improve employment and industrial relations in the city.
The federation is organising various programmes to ensure unionists and workers enjoy a happy Tết holiday that falls in late January.
A total of 10,000 migrant families who cannot manage to return home during Tết holiday will receive gifts worth VNĐ1 million (US$42) each under the programme entitled “Tết sum vầy - Xuân tri ân” (Tết reunion - Spring gratitude).
The programme entitled “Gia đình công nhân vui Tết cùng Thành phố” (Workers’ families enjoy Tết in the city) will offer tickets for 10,250 families to be entertained and have food at Đầm Sen Cultural Park during Tết.
Thousands of train, bus and air tickets will be delivered to unionists and workers to return home for Tết holiday. —VNS