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Union for benefit of disadvantaged people

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 9:25 am

World union leaders urge G20 to keep promise for decent jobs

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 6:51 am

Trade union development gets Danish support

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm




Trade union development gets Danish support


QĐND – Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 20:41 (GMT+7)

A programme supported by Denmark to assist the private business sector to strengthen capacity for trade unions, beginning in 2005, has brought remarkable results, said the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) on October 26.


The VGCL summed up the five-year implementation of the programme’s second component, which has helped trade unions in Nghe An, Khanh Hoa and Lam Dong provinces attract more members and set up grassroots trade unions.


The programme has also helped improve trade unionists’ capacity for negotiating, signing and supervising collective agreements on labour safety and hygiene, and settling disputes.


Up to now, the three provinces’ trade unions have admitted 30,500 members, set up 751 grassroots branches, and signed 238 new collective agreements.


These agreements focus on major issues such as salaries, working time, leave, welfare, bonuses and insurance.


The programme with financial support from the Danish International Development Cooperation Agency (DANIDA), aims to assist the Vietnamese Government, trade unions and employers to improve competitiveness in the business sector.


Source: Vietnamplus


Source: QDND

Vietnam Farmers’ Union receives Gold Star Order

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:28 pm




Vietnam Farmers’ Union receives Gold Star Order


QĐND – Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VFU) received the Gold Star Order for the second time at a ceremony in Hanoi on October 13 for their 80th anniversary.


Attending the ceremony were former Party leader Le Kha Phieu, politburo member and member of the Central Party Committee’s Secretariat, Truong Tan Sang and State Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan.


Over the past 80 years, the VFU has renewed practical activities and called on farmers to join revolutionary movements for national liberalisation, construction and defence.


The Union has worked closely with socio-economic organisations to provide vocational training for farmers and helped them develop production models, which has contributed substantially to the economic restructuring of agriculture and rural development.


The “Studying and Following President Ho Chi Minh’s Moral Example” Campaign received a positive response from farmers throughout the country with the VFU’s assistance and proved effective.


VFU Chairman Nguyen Quoc Cuong said the Union will continue to intensify communication and educational activities to raise farmers’ awareness of the role and tasks of the Union as well as educate Vietnam’s peasant class in the cause of national industrialisation, modernisation and international economic integration.


It is essential for the Union to exert more efforts to overcome difficulties and challenges to build a politically and ideologically strong organisation, which involves capable and creative members, emphasised Cuong.


In his speech, Mr Sang praised the significant achievements the Union has recorded over the past 80 years and called on the Union to make greater contributions to developing a modern and efficient agricultural system thus helping improve farmers’ living standards.


Mr Sang underlined the need to introduce Party and State guidelines and policies to farmers and encourage them to carry out patriotic emulation movements effectively.


State Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan presented the Gold Star Order to the VFU at the ceremony.


Source: VOV/VNA


Source: QDND

Youth Union to diversify voluntary activities

In Uncategorized on August 16, 2010 at 7:21 pm




Youth Union to diversify voluntary activities


QĐND – Monday, August 16, 2010, 20:37 (GMT+7)


The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMYU) Central Committee will diversify voluntary methods so as to make them suitable for each targeted group and focus on the combination of domestic and international voluntary activities.

This is one of the orientations that the HCMYU Central Committee has set for the coming time at a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the voluntary youth movement held in HCM City on August 15.

Over the past ten years, young people nationwide have implemented 287 youth village projects with more than 1,000 young families being settled, over 11,000 bridges and nearly 2,000 km of rural roads being built and upgraded.

On the same day, the municipal HCMYU reviewed its summer voluntary campaigns in 2010, which took place from June 1 to August 15 in 322 wards and communes in Ho Chi Minh City, 11 Central Highlands and southeastern provinces and the two neighbouring countries of Laos and Cambodia .

More than 100,000 youths in the city set up 188 bookshelves with over 18,000 book titles and provided free check-ups and medicines for over 57,000 poor people as well as built 62 rural bridges worth 3.8 billion VND.

Through the summer voluntary campaigns, 58 youths have been admitted to the Communist Party of Vietnam.

During the fourth Festival of Volunteers 2010, the HCM City Youth Federation, the HCM City Students’ Association and the Youth newspaper jointly held a walk to raise funds for poor pupils. The walk, which drew the participation of more than 5,000 youths, collected over 3.2 billion VND.

Source: VNA
Photo: TT

Source: QDND

Trade Union to better protect workers’ rights

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 2:09 am




Trade Union to better protect workers’ rights


QĐND – Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 21:32 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) to better perform its role in improving employees’ living conditions and protecting their legitimate rights.


At a working session with the VGCL Presidium in Hanoi on June 2, Mr Dung noted that the VGCL has worked closely with the government and local administrations in recent times to finalise labour laws and implement policies for workers.


He said that despite numerous difficulties, including the global economic turmoil, natural disasters and epidemics, Vietnam has achieved a high economic growth rate, maintained the macro economic stability, reined in runaway inflation and ensured social welfare. He partly attributed the achievements to significant contributions made by Trade Union organisations and workers. 


He acknowledged Trade Union organisations’ efforts to liase with grassroots-level administrations and socio-political organisations in carrying out diverse activities to improve workers’ living conditions.


VGCL representatives proposed that the VGCL receive more funds to generate jobs for laid-off workers, and develop housing for workers at industrial parks and low-income earners in urban areas. They also asked the government to amend the list of careers and policies for employees working in hazardous areas to better protect employees’ interests.


In response, Mr Dung said he will ask relevant ministries and agencies to study and offer incentives on housing, including the creation of a land fund for businesses to build houses for workers. He also requested the designated agencies and the VGCL to develop a model under which the capital support fund will disburse loans to help poor workers train and generate jobs themselves.


The PM asked Trade Union organisations to deal properly with labour disputes and strikes and increase investment in vocational training.


“The quality of vocational training should be improved to keep pace with socio-economic development,” said Mr Dung.


VGCL President Dang Ngoc Tung said over the past years Trade Union organisations have played an important role in dealing with labour disputes and strikes, as well as helping stabilise labour relations and production at grassroots level. As a result, the number of labour disputes in 2009 fell significantly compared to 2008.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

1,000 Youth Union members donate blood

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2010 at 4:34 pm




1,000 Youth Union members donate blood


QĐND – Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 21:6 (GMT+7)

Over a 1,000 Youth Union members from businesses, universities and army units in Quang Ngai province have donated over 500 units of blood in response to the blood donation campaign launched in the Central province on April 4th.  


Bui Quang Kieu, who has donated blood 21 times in the province, said donating blood is a meaningful deed and he had started donating blood since he was at high school. He added that he was very happy doing it because his blood can help to save a patient, especially poor patients.


At the event, the Quang Ngai Provincial People’s Committee presented certificates of merit to 34 groups and individuals to acknowledge their humanitarian acts.


On this occasion, hundreds of youth union members joined the parade on the streets to mobilise more people to participate in blood donation.


The event was organised by the Quang Ngai Steering Committee of Voluntary Blood Donation, the province’s Youth Union and the Quang Ngai General Hospital.


Source: TT


Translated by Phuong Linh


Source: QDND

1,000 Youth Union members donate blood

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2010 at 4:11 pm




1,000 Youth Union members donate blood


QĐND – Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 21:6 (GMT+7)

Over a 1,000 Youth Union members from businesses, universities and army units in Quang Ngai province have donated over 500 units of blood in response to the blood donation campaign launched in the Central province on April 4th.  


Bui Quang Kieu, who has donated blood 21 times in the province, said donating blood is a meaningful deed and he had started donating blood since he was at high school. He added that he was very happy doing it because his blood can help to save a patient, especially poor patients.


At the event, the Quang Ngai Provincial People’s Committee presented certificates of merit to 34 groups and individuals to acknowledge their humanitarian acts.


On this occasion, hundreds of youth union members joined the parade on the streets to mobilise more people to participate in blood donation.


The event was organised by the Quang Ngai Steering Committee of Voluntary Blood Donation, the province’s Youth Union and the Quang Ngai General Hospital.


Source: TT


Translated by Phuong Linh


Source: QDND

African Union imposes sanctions on Guinea junta

In World on November 7, 2009 at 5:14 pm

The African Union has implemented sanctions on Guinea‘s military rulers, AU Peace and Security Commissioner Ramtane Lamamra said Saturday.


“Africa has implemented sanctions against several dozen people in Guinea who are opposing a return to constitutional order,” he said at a press conference on the sidelines of a summit on the Madagascar crisis.


“The list has been sent to AU member states, to the UN Security Council and to the European Union (EU) so that we can harmonize our positions and take appropriate measures,” he added.


Lamamra said that “the hand outstreched to Madagascar to help it return to constitutional order coincides with the implementation of sanctions on Guinea: on the same day Africa is expressing its resistance to anticonstitutional changes of government. Democracy must be promoted everywhere”.








Guinean military ruler Captain Moussa Dadis Camara (R) arrives at a ceremony in Conakry in October, flanked by General Sekouba Konate, minister in charge of national defence

The sanctions include bans on travel and the freezing of assets held outside Guinea by the junta‘s leaders.


They were imposed after junta troops on September 28 opened fire at a rally in a Conakry stadium where protestors were urging junta leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara not to stand in presidential elections planned for January.


Camara now wants to stand in the elections, despite his earlier committment not to do so and despite demands from the international community that he should not run.


At least 150 people died, the United Nations says. Human rights groups put the toll at 157 dead and more than 1,200 injured, including women who were publicly raped.


The military regime has said that 56 people died and 934 were wounded. NGOs say that between 150 and 200 people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded.


The United Nations has announced it will set up an inquiry into the massacre while the International Criminal Court said it will hold a separate preliminary inquiry to determine if war crimes were committed.


Both the AU and the west African economic grouping ECOWAS have already suspended Guinea and both the United States and the EU have imposed sanctions on the junta. ECOWAS has also imposed an arms embargo.


Camara seized power in the mineral-rich west African state on December 23 last year, just hours after the death of Guinea’s long-serving ruler Lansana Conte, who was an autocratic army general.


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Indonesia to host Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Meeting

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2008 at 12:24 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – The Indonesian Broadcasting Agency will host the 45th Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) General Assembly and Associated Meetings in Bali on November 19-25.

“Five hundred top executives in broadcasting agencies throughout the Asia-Pacific region and other parts of the world will get involved in commissioned discussions on sports, technical broadcasting and other programmes,” President of Indonesian state-owned broadcasting agency Parni Hadi was quoted by news agencies as saying.

The technical broadcasting forum will discuss digital technologies and others related to high-tech broadcasting.

It will also set up a development programme to join hands to organise an international broadcasting festival and to establish a news- exchange system called Asiavision.-