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Strengthening protection to Vietnamese migrant workers


On 28 November 2012, in Bac Ninh City, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour and the International Labour Organization jointly organize the Workshop” Strengthening the Role of Trade Union in protection of the Vietnamese migrant workers”

    At the workshop, participants run discussion on methods and solutions to strengthen the protection to the Vietnamese migrant workers. The participants also discuss on illegal activities of trafficking of workers from Vietnam to foreign countries aimed at manpower exploitation and worker abuse.
     The workshop also discuss on root causes that lead to breaches against legitimate rights and interests of migrant workers, information insufficient situation related to migrant workers. Almost all migrant workers who cannot access to proper protection in foreign countries are illegal migrant workers who go to a foreign country through “illegal black channels”.
      Practical information and solutions discussed at the workshop help Bac Ninh Trade Union in strengthening the role and efficiency of the trade union in safeguarding legitimate rights and interests of workers, especially that of the migrant workers. On the other hand, discussions at the workshop also play an active role in turning process and procedure of selection and sending migrant workers overseas become more healthy and proper.