Vietnam General Confederation of Labour
|Full name||Vietnam General Confederation of Labour|
|Native name||Tổng Liên đoàn Lao động Việt Nam|
|Founded||July 29, 1929|
|Key people||Dang Ngoc Tung, president|
|Office location||Hanoi, Vietnam|
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) is the sole national trade union center in Vietnam. It was founded July 29, 1929 as the Red Workers' General Union in Northern Vietnam, and extended into the entire country after the collapse of South Vietnam in 1976.
VGCL's role, as shown on the Vietnamese side of its website, includes "responsibility to implement the Party’s directions and policies and to contribute to the Party’s development". It is under the oversight of the Communist Party: “The Party oversights the way VGCL implements the Party’s directions and policies”
All trade unions in Vietnam are required to affiliate to the VGCL, and the VGCL is one of the mass movements of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front. Dang Ngoc Tung, the VGCL president, is a member of the Communist Party central committee.
The VGCL is affiliated to the World Federation of Trade Unions.
- ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.
- "VietNamNet Bridge". News report on 75 years. Retrieved 2006-06-10.[dead link]
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