Vietnam General Confederation of Labour

Full name Vietnam General Confederation of Labour
Native name Tổng Liên đoàn Lao động Việt Nam
Founded July 29, 1929
Members 4.3 million
Affiliation WFTU
Key people Dang Ngoc Tung, president
Office location Hanoi, Vietnam
Country Vietnam

The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) is the sole national trade union center in Vietnam. It was founded July 29, 1929 as the Red Workers' General Union in Northern Vietnam, and extended into the entire country after the collapse of South Vietnam in 1975.

VGCL's role, as shown on the Vietnamese side of its website, includes "responsibility to implement the Party’s directions and policies and to contribute to the Party’s development". It is under the oversight of the Communist Party: “The Party oversights the way VGCL implements the Party’s directions and policies”

All trade unions in Vietnam are required to affiliate to the VGCL, and the VGCL is one of the mass movements of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front. Dang Ngoc Tung, the VGCL president, is a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee.

The VGCL is affiliated to the World Federation of Trade Unions. In 2011 VGCL President Dang Ngoc Tung was elected a WFTU Vice-President.[1]


The VGCL is composed of 64 local federations of labor, representing cities and provinces.[2]

Affiliated Unions

There are 18 affiliated National Industrial Unions:[3]


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