Nguyen Dinh Khang elected as new VGCL President

Monday, 2019-07-29 11:52:54
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Politburo member Truong Thi Mai (L) congratulated newly-elected VGCL President, Nguyen Dinh Khang (Photo:
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NDO/VNA – Nguyen Dinh Khang, a Party Central Committee member and Secretary of the Party Organisation of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), was elected as President of the VGCL at the fourth meeting of the 12th-term VGCL Executive Committee which convened in Hanoi on July 28-29.

The event saw the presence of Politburo member and head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission on Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai.

Khang officially took office for the 2018 – 2023 term with 100% of votes, replacing former President Bui Van Cuong who will take up the role of Secretary of the Dak Lak Provincial Party Committee.

Khang, who served as Secretary of the Ha Nam Provincial Party Committee for 2015-2020, was appointed by the Politburo as Secretary of the Party Organisation of the VGCL for the 2018-2023 term.

In her remarks at the event, Mai congratulated Khang on his new mission, saying she wants him to continue leading the VGCL as an organisation that unites workers, protects their rights and connects them with the Party.

She also asked the VGCL to provide greater legal support for labourers in labour-related matters and in labour disputes; pay more focus on labour contract signing, and minimum wage; and represent the labourers to sign collective labour agreements.

Nguyen Dinh Khang was born on May 23, 1967, in Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh. He used to serve as Director General of the Vietnam National Chemical Group and Deputy Secretary of the Ha Giang Provincial Party Committee for 2010 – 2015.