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Viet Nam, Malaysia’s trade unions ink agreement to strengthen protection of migrant workers

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HANOI, 16 March 2015 – Leaders of Viet Nam's and Malaysia's trade unions this afternoon (16 March) agreed to co-operate to protect the former's workers in Malaysia – one of the top four destination countries for Vietnamese working migrants.

With support from the ILO, the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) and the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which covers a range of important issues such as the establishment of an official bilateral co-operation and awareness raising on labour migration. They also include engaging in dialogues to promote the ratification of relevant ILO conventions, raising concerns of migrant workers to the authorities and policy-makers, and addressing occupational safety and health issues, particularly in hazardous sectors.

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