The Hanoitimes - The promotion of social dialogue and and collective bargaining in textile-garment industry will be implemented in the period of 2018-2020.
Social dialogue in the garment-textile industry is expected to improve following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) of a project to promote social dialogue and collective bargaining in the sector held in Hanoi on July 10.
At the signing of the MoU
The signatories were the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), CNV International Foundation of the National Confederation Trade Unions CNV in the Netherlands and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Addressing the signing ceremony, VGCL Vice President Mai Duc Chinh said Vietnam has integrated extensively into the world, and has signed many free trade agreements, requiring the country to satisfy international standards.
The Vietnamese trade union sector has carried out program aiming to improve the quality of collective bargaining, inked collective work agreements and set up a library storing tens of thousands of collective work agreements of enterprises.
The project will be piloted in a group of businesses in Van Lam district, the northern province of Hung Yen.
CNV International has worked with trade unions in developing countries since its establishment in 1967, promoting workers’ rights using a consultative model.
The garment-textile industry is the first sector to have a collective bargaining agreement at the sector level in 2010. Binh Duong is the first province in Vietnam to have a collective bargaining agreement in the sector in 2011.