Empowering Union Participation for Strengthening the Role of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour in Better Work Viet Nam

The partnership is supporting workers’ organizations within Better Work – a multi-country innovative partnership between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation aiming at improving compliance with national labour laws and core labour standards while enhancing business competitiveness. This project supports Better Work Viet Nam in particular.

The project acted to provide workers, employers and the public with an improved understanding of the role that trade unions play at the enterprise level, and improved the ability of the VGCL to represent workers at the enterprise level. Emphasis was placed on the apparel sector – Viet Nam’s second largest export industry (18 per cent of total in 2010).
A range of new training materials and methodologies including active adult learning, coaching and mentoring in key areas of consultation, problem solving, communication, negotiation and collective bargaining were employed to deliver practical training tools and products to over 60 enterprises.