A firm fulcrum for the workers
Updated : Friday, April 20, 2018 2:20 PM (GMT+0700)

Overthe past 9 years, the Trade Union of Phu Yen Economic Zone (EZ) has madecontinuous efforts to consolidate and build up the organization, to wellfulfill the role of representative and protect legitimate rights and interestsof the trade union members, workers at the provincial industrial zones, It hasbeen really worthy of a firm footing for laborers...

With the trade union, many interests of workers are guaranteed.
In photo: Workers are manufacturing in Hoa Hiep Industrial Zone

Phu Yen EZ Trade Union hasbeen monitoring, managing and directing the trade union activities in 3industrial zones in the province. So far, the 3 industrial zones have 56 enterpriseswith more than 6,500 workers. Among them are 3,356 trade union’s members,working in 36 grassroots trade unions. Most businesses have had stableproduction, creating more jobs, ensuring income for laborers. The regimes andpolicies for workers in accordance with the law are implemented more seriously,everyone believes in the leadership of the Party, the management of the State,willing to share difficulties and commit long-term working with business.

Mr. To Van Khai, Chairman ofPhu Yen EZ Trade Union, let known: "Over the past years, under theguidance of the Standing Party Committee of the Economic Zone Trade Union, theactivities of the base trade unions in enterprises have made positive changes.It is focused on protecting the legitimate rights and interests of trade union’smembers and workers; catching up in time the contradictions arising in laborrelations to report them to superior trade unions and functional agencies for thetimely settlement; recommending to employers to implement well policies inaccordance with the law such as salary (annual regional minimum wage), bonus,social insurance, health insurance, unemployment insurance..., improving the workconditions, occupational safety and hygiene, working time, rest".

In order to ensure theinterests of trade union’s members, employees, the Standing Party Committee ofthe Phu Yen EZ Trade Union have taken the initiative in developing the plan,putting activities towards the grassroots; especially, focusing on the task of developingtrade union’s members and establishing basic trade unions. In addition, the EZ tradeunion also performs well in building the Party, the government; participatingin administrative reforms, practicing thrift and fighting against corruption,wastefulness and negativity; introducing the elite trade union’s members to theParty organization...

In fact, it is proved thatenterprises have trade union organizations, the situation of production andbusiness in that place is more stable, the employees are in better care andpeace of mind more attached to the business. Ms. Nguyen Thi Tau, Chairman ofthe trade union of Hoa Hiep Rattan Export Enterprise, let known:"Recently, the EZ Trade Union has regularly cooperated with the LegalPolicy Department in the Provincial Labor Federation and relevant agencies toguide, provide free legal advice to workers on matters relating to the rights,obligations and interests of workers, especially the laws on labor, social insuranceand health insurance…, which helps them understand their rights andobligations, they are very confident in the leadership role of the trade unionorganization". Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu, a worker working for this enterprise,said: "My husband and I are both workers and have to raise two children soour life is very difficult. Thanks to the trade union's concern to donate moneyto build a shelter, which helps us with a better life".

Source:Phu Yen Newspaper

Translatedby TRINH THUY

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