Attempts to develop trade union membership

Tuesday, 30/11/2021, 11:16 [GMT+7]

Attempts to develop trade union membership

Despite difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic wave, Khanh Hoa Provincial Trade Union at all levels has made great attempts to implement measures to increase membership and establish grassroots trade unions, contributing to the care and protection of workers’ legal rights and benefits.
 
4,138 new unionists
 
Dai Thang Khanh Son Woodchip Company, Ltd. has sufficient conditions to set up a grassroots trade union. Khanh Son District Labor Confederation has contacted the business leader and mobilize employees to join the Trade Union. Having recognized the benefits from joining the Trade Union, employees in the company have applied for joining the trade union and suggested founding a grassroots trade union. Khanh Son District Labor Confederation issued a decision to found a grassroots trade union with 14 new members at the company on October 21. Similarly, Ninh Hoa Town has mobilized the foundation of a trade union at Dung Ngan Company, Ltd. with 19 members. The trade union has implemented measures to improve the care for employees and unionists.
 

 

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Representatives of the Trade Union of Industry and Trade grant a decision to establish a grassroots trade union at My Khanh Service Trading Company, Ltd.
 
 
The Trade Union of Industry and Trade decided to establish a grassroots trade union at My Khanh Service Trading Company Limited, Nha Trang City and admit 16 new members in October. The Trade Union of Industry & Trade is among units having fulfilled the target of membership development and establishment of grassroots trade unions in 2021. 
 
The Trade Union of the Industry and Trade has regularly surveyed enterprises without a trade union to take steps to establish a trade union in accordance with the Labor Code and the Law on Trade Unions; meeting with employees and employers to propagate about the role of a trade union and the benefits of joining trade unions. Since the beginning of 2021, the Trade Union has established 3 new grassroots trade unions, achieving 150% of the year plan, bringing the total number of affiliated trade unions to 69 with more than 5,000 members, according to Tran Hong Minh, Chairman of the Trade Union of Industry and Trade.
 
Mobilization method innovation
 
Bui Thanh Binh, Chairman of the Provincial Labor Confederation said that despite obstacles triggered by Covid-19 epidemic, the Trade Union at all levels has closely assessed actual situations at enterprises operating without a trade union to develop unionists and establish trade unions; got involved in supervising the compliance with regulations on payment of salary and bonus; suggested solutions to improve working conditions, labor safety and hygiene; ensure the protection of unionists’ legal rights and interests. The trade unions at all levels has established 25 new grassroots trade unions and admitted 4,138 new members in 2021, thereby, bringing the total number of trade unions to 1,579 with 83,579 members.
 
There are some challenges facing establishment of trade unions and membership development. Especially, several businesses, especially those in tourism and service, have temporarily shut down, made cut-backs or let workers stay off work in turns amid Covid-19 crisis, added Bui Thanh Binh.
 
In the period 2021-2023, the Provincial Labor Confederation strives to attract 6,900 new members by the end of 2023, bringing the total number of unionists to more than 90,500. Therefore, in the coming time, the Trade Union at all levels will continue improving the capacity of trade union officials; innovating mobilization methods; proactively developing plans  to develop membership and establish trade unions adapting to the new situation. In addition, grassroots trade unions will focus on improving operation and conditions of employment, protecting employees’ legal rights and benefits, strengthening legal support and consultancy for businesses and employees; and mobilizing employees to actively participate in emulation campaigns.
 
V.G
Translated by N.T