Vietnam General Confederation of Labour

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VGCL
Full name Vietnam General Confederation of Labour
Native name Tổng Liên đoàn Lao động Việt Nam
Founded July 29, 1929
Members 10.3 million
Affiliation WFTU
Key people Bui Van Cuong, president
Office location Hanoi, Vietnam
Country Vietnam
Website www.congdoanvn.org.vn

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 1975.[citation needed]

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. Bui Van Cuong, the VGCL president, is a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee.

The VGCL is affiliated to the World Federation of Trade Unions. In 2011 VGCL President Bui Van Cuong was elected a WFTU Vice-President.[1]

Organization[edit]

The VGCL is composed of 63 local federations of labor, representing cities and provinces.[2]

Affiliated Unions[edit]

There are 20 affiliated National Industrial Unions:[3]

  • Vietnam National Union of Post and Telecom Workers
  • Vietnam National Union of Petroleum and Gas Workers
  • Vietnam National Education Union
  • Vietnam National Union of Industrial and Commercial Workers
  • Vietnam National Union of Electricity Workers
  • Vietnam National Union of Railway Workers
  • Vietnam National Union of Transport Workers
  • Vietnam National Union of Aviation Workers
  • Vietnam National Union of Maritime Workers
  • Vietnam National Union of Banking Workers
  • Vietnam National Union of Building Workers
  • Vietnam National Union of Health Workers
  • Vietnam National Union of Agricultural & Rural Development Workers
  • Vietnam Public Sector Union
  • Vietnam National Union of Rubber Workers
  • Vietnam National Union of Coal and Mineral Workers
  • Trade Union Committee of People's Police
  • Trade Union Committee of National Defense

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