06/03/2016 10:48 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Hanoi hosts WFTU Presidential Council meeting

Hanoi, March 5 (VNA) – A meeting of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) Presidential Council opened in Hanoi on March 5, discussing measures to ensure job and stable living standard for employees.

In his speech delivered at the two-day event, President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) and WFTU Vice President Dang Ngoc Tung said the federation is the largest international agency of trade unions, representing workers and trade unions worldwide.

The development of the organisation is a forceful evidence for workers across the world in fighting for peace, stability, equality and solidarity, Tung noted.

He stressed that the VGCL is always an active and responsible member of the WFTU, and that it is making every effort to ensure the rights and benefits of workers.

Tung said he believes that the conference will help turn the ideas and resolutions of the federation into practical actions, thus contributing to furthering the role and prestige of the WFTU in addressing global issues related to workers.

WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos said the WFTU has officially launched activities towards the upcoming 17th World Trade Union Congress to be held in South Africa in this October .

Representatives of trade unions from the WFTU’s member nations were informed about preparations for the Conference and debated operational plans for 2016.

Established in Paris in 1945, the WFTU represents 92 million trade unionists in 126 countries.