The ministries of planning and investment; industry and trade; foreign affairs; and labor, invalids and social affairs should coordinate with the VGCL in boosting production and business, expanding the market, creating more jobs for laborers, and improving their skills, the government leader said.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the meeting.

He asked the ministries of construction, natural resources and environment and finance to work together with the confederation in handling issues relating to housing for laborers.

The VGCL should coordinate with the ministries of culture, sports and tourism; health; and education and training in building cultural, educational and health care establishments in service of laborers, according to the Prime Minister.

Specific coordination plans need to be sketched out within this month, he stressed, and mentioned tasks for ministries, agencies and localities regarding institutions for workers at industrial and processing zones, especially those on housing, incentives for fishermen, insurance and wages for employees.

The Prime Minister noted that more than 68.43 million workers and over 1.41 million employers received support worth some 104.5 trillion VND (4.45 billion USD) to cope with COVID-19 consequences in 2022.

He lauded the VGCL, Trade Union members and laborers nationwide for their close coordination and effective companionship, contributing to the national achievements.

The leader said he will hold more working sessions with ministries, agencies and associations over the implementation of macro-economic tasks and three breakthroughs set at the 13th National Party Congress, market expansion and diversification, supply chain diversification and job generation.

An overview of the meeting

He emphasized the need to strengthen the Vietnamese trade union and the working class, and step up the communication work to popularize resolutions, policies and laws of the Party and the State among Trade Union members and laborers.

More attention should be paid to aspirations and proposals by laborers and businesses in order to take timely response measures, he said, asking the VGCL to coordinate with ministries, agencies and localities in rolling out measures to keep the labor market stable and growing in an effective and sustainable fashion.

The confederation was also requested to partner with relevant ministries, agencies and local authorities in personnel training, helping laborers improve their professional skills and legal knowledge, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said.

He suggested the launch of emulation movements, thus encouraging trade union members and employees to embark on start-ups, make innovations and raise productivity.

VGCL President Nguyen Dinh Khang reported that in 2022, the Government and the VGCL had coordinated closely, thus protecting the legitimate rights and interests of laborers and contributing to completing socio-economic development tasks. The PM held a dialogue with workers, which was linked with sites in the 63 cities and provinces nationwide, to listen to their opinions and discuss how to settle the issues of their concern.

The confederation proposed that the government direct ministries, agencies and localities to promptly materialize projects and policies on workers, he said.

Source: VNA