Party leader highlights Vietnamese trade union's growth, contribution to working class's development

(VOVWORLD) - The 13th National Congress of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) for the 2023-2028 tenure opened in Hanoi on December 2, bringing together 1,100 delegates representing more than 11 million trade union members nationwide.
Party leader highlights Vietnamese trade union's growth, contribution to working class's development - ảnh 1Party leader highlights Vietnamese trade union's growth, contribution to working class's development (Photo: VOV)

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Vo Van Thuong and National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, along with many senior Party, State and Government officials joined representatives of big corporations and economic groups, and international delegates at the event.

Addressing the congress, Party General Secretary Trong praised the efforts and achievements of workers’ movements and trade union organizations nationwide, emphasizing that the trade union organization of Vietnam has significantly contributed to strengthening the Vietnamese working class.

The leader asked the VGCL to be fully aware of its missions as a political-social organization operating in a socialist-oriented market economy under the leadership of the Party and the management of the State. Therefore, it should continue coordinating with the State, agencies and organizations in the political system and employers to better ensure the legitimate rights and interests of workers.

He also stressed the need to further revamp the communication work and personnel training in order to build a strong, modern working class, saying that trade union organizations should help each trade union member and worker gain deeper awareness of the Party, the regime, the class, the trade union organization, and citizen responsibilities, thus making greater efforts in studying and working, and actively participating in emulation movements. At the same time, trade unions at all levels must well perform their role as the representative of working people, taking care of and protecting their legal and legitimate rights and interests.

Pointing to the complex domestic and global economic situation, which has affected job stability and income of workers, the Party chief urged the VGCL to pay more attention to building long-term welfare programs in support of trade union members and workers, especially those in difficult circumstances.

With the emergence of new employment forms and relations, all-level trade unions must adapt their organizational models, as well as the goals and methods of operation to the needs and aspirations of workers, he said.

The leader reminded trade unions of their role in the building of the Party and political system, supervisions, social criticism, and the fight against corruption and other negative phenomena.

To meet requirements in the new situation, it is a must to further reform trade union activities and enhance the quality of trade union officials, he said, urging more attention from Party agencies, Party organizations, authorities and organizations to the work.

Trong expressed his belief that the trade union organization, the working class and labourers of Vietnam will make new strides in the 2023-2028 tenure, significantly contributing to the cause of reform, and national industrialization and modernization.