Workers and Employers Organizations in Viet Nam

Workers have lunch at a garment factory canteen.

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The ILO’s tripartite structure is unique within the United Nations system and gives workers’ and employers’ representatives an equal voice with governments in shaping ILO policies and programmes.

Workers’ Organizations:

The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) entrusted with the representation of the interests of workers is a sole and unified trade union organization in Viet Nam made up of the 18 National Industrial Unions and Federations of Labour in all 63 cities and provinces under the Central Government. VGCL membership to date is of over 6 million. Mr Dang Ngoc Tung is the President of VGCL.

Employers’ Organizations:

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) plays an important role to represent the business community (private, public and foreign companies) and is a member of the International Organization of Employers (IOE). Mr Vu Tien Loc is the President of the VCCI.

The Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) is another employers’ organizations which has a membership of 17,000 cooperatives and small enterprises nation-wide. Mr Vo Kim Cu is the President of VCA.