April 27, 2011

Vietnam, Cambodia promote trade union cooperation


A delegation from the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) led by its Chairman, Dang Ngoc Tung, is visiting Cambodia from April 25-29 at the invitation of the Cambodian Confederation of Trade Unions (CCTU).

At the April 26 meeting, the two organisations informed each other of the socio-economic situation and trade union activities in their respective countries and discussed ways to promote future cooperation.

CCTU President Som Aun highlighted the VGCL delegation’s visit as a major contribution to supporting the CCTU and other trade unions.

Since the 1980s, Vietnam has helped Cambodia train its first trade union staff and generations of Cambodian trade union leaders have had more academic and training opportunities in Vietnam.

Tung praised the efforts of Cambodian trade unions to care for and protect the interests of labourers while affirming his organisation’s support for all Cambodian trade union activities.

Both sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a cooperation agreement under which, they agree to maintain biennial exchange visits by trade union delegations.

They also agreed to create the best possible conditions for local trade unions, especially in the provinces that share the national borders to share information and support each other at international forums.

The VGCL agreed to provide long-term training for Cambodian trade union staff under the framework of the inter-governmental agreement.

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