|The HCM City Labour Federation yesterday (December 21) signed an agreement with its counterparts in the provinces of Bình Dương, Đồng Nai, Long An and Tây Ninh to ensure harmonious labour relations. –VNS/Photo Gia Lộc|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY– HCM City Labour Federation on Friday signed an agreement with its counterparts in neighbouring provinces to resolve potential problems in relations between employees and employers.
The provinces are Bình Dương, Đồng Nai, Long An, and Tây Ninh.
The agreement aims to ensure effective implementation of the Government’s policies and address potential labour problems in time to ensure employees feel secure at work but enterprises’ functioning is not affected either.
Under the agreement, the signatories will closely co-operate to find solutions to labour disputes and work stoppage and prevent illegal strikes.
Nguyễn Văn Quý, chairman of the Long An Province Labour Federation, said the agreement would enable the federations to exchange authentic information because fake information and disinformation quickly spread via social media, severely affecting relations between employees and employers.
Ngọ Duy Hiếu, vice chairman of the Việt Nam General Confederation of Labour, said such an agreement had been signed for the first time.
It would help improve labour relations and would be a model for other provinces to follow, he said.
HCM City and the four provinces occupy a “key position” in the country’s economy, according to Hiếu.
They have 3.1 million trade union members, accounting for 30 per cent of the country’s total, and 30,000 grassroots trade unions.
He suggested that the federations should set up a board to implement the agreement for greater effectiveness. –VNS