CDI and Vietnam Textile and Gament Trade Union: cooperation for a sustainable gament industry.
On the afternoon of April 7, 2022, at the headquarters of the Vietnam Textile and Garment Trade Union – 460 Minh Khai, Hanoi – the signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement between the Center for Development and Integration (CDI) and the Textile and Garment Trade Union took place.
Within the framework of this cooperation agreement, the two sides commit to jointly contribute to create a sustainable Textile and Gament industry of Vietnam by creating positive changes to give textile workers decent work, better working conditions, more satisfactory wages, and more deserving remuneration.
Ms. Ngo Thi Minh Huong, Director of the Center for Development and Integration (CDI) said: “CDI has 17 years of experience in the field of Labor Rights, with many practical activities to raise awareness and skills. At the same time, CDI also cooperates with stakeholders such as the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to develop and ensure compliance with labor policies, cooperate with Confederation of Labor of provinces/cities and Chamber of Commerce Vietnam Trade and Industry to promote responsible business practices. The signing of a cooperation agreement with the Vietnam Textile and Gament Trade Union will create favorable conditions for the parties to deploy more training courses and activities specifically designed for workers in the textile industry.”
A representative of the Vietnam Textile and Gament Trade Union said that this organisation manages 118 units of trade union with nearly 130,000 members. Over the years, Vietnam Trade Union has made many strides in improving working conditions and improving the quality of life for workers in the textile industry. Mr. Le Nho Thuong, Chairman of the Vietnam Textile and Gament Trade Union highly appreciated the cooperation relationship between CDI and Vietnam Textile and Gament Trade Union, and affirmed that the signing of this cooperation agreement will be an important step forward, creating the basis for positive changes in the future.
The two sides will work together towards the common goal of enhancing the capacity of grassroots trade unions and promoting gender equality in the workplace. The two sides openly exchanged orientations for cooperation activities in the coming time with specific and practical proposals for the work and life of workers in the textile and garment industry.