The 12th Congress of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) for the 2018-2023 tenure closed in Hanoi on September 26 after three days of sitting.
General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong gives flowers to the Congress (Source: VNA)
The closing session saw the presence of Politburo member, Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Organisation Commission Pham Minh Chinh and Politburo member, Chairwoman of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai.
Participants heard a report on the results of the first meeting of the 12th VGCL Executive Committee, and approved a resolution of the congress.
VGCL Vice President Tran Van Thuat said the congress elected an Executive Committee for the 2018-2023 with 161 members.
The first meeting of the Executive Committee elected 22 members of the Presidium, the VCCL President and four Vice Presidents, 16 members of the Examination Board of the VGCL, the head and two vice heads of the Examination Board in the 2018-2023 tenure.
President of the VGCL of the 11th tenure Bui Van Cuong was re-elected to President of the VGCL of the 12th term.
In his speech at the event, Cuong, who is also Vice President of the World Federation of Trade Unions, promised to do his utmost to perform well the tasks entrusted by the congress, and concretize the Party’s Resolutions and those of the 12th VGCL Congress.
He expressed his hope to receive support from the Politburo, the CPV Central Committee’s Secretariat , Party and State leaders and the VGCL members, thus helping him do well his duties in the tenure.
At the closing session, participants noted opinions gave by General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, and suggestions by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the congress’s Resolution and documents, thus approving basic contents on the assessment of the implementation of the Resolution of the 11th VGCL Congress, and orientations for the next five years.
Tasks and targets for the next tenure will focus on improving the efficiency of representation for labourers of trade union organizations, and protecting interests of and bettering living standards for their members and labourers.
More efforts will be made to make the Vietnamese working class stronger, while fine-tuning organisation models and renovating operation methods, towards promoting profession in trade union organizations.
The Congress set a target of admitting additional two million trade union members by 2023, and establishing trade-union organisations in enterprises with at least 25 employees.
The Resolution also set an objective to have 100 percent of trade unions in administrative and State-owned enterprises, at least 70 percent of enterprises with trade unions signing the collective labour agreements.
It also aimed to carry out three breakthroughs, including renovating organizational structure and operation of trade union organisations, protecting interests of trade union members and labourers; improve the capacity and quality of trade union staff.
The Resolution called for joint efforts from trade union organisations nationwide in coordination with the Government in a programme to improve national competitiveness and promote sustainable development.