The VIII Congress of Trade Unions of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, term 2023 – 2028
Attending the Congress, on the side of Vietnam Public Employees' Union, there were Comrade Ngo Duy Hieu, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, President of the Vietnam Public Employees' Union; Comrade Thai Hoai Nam; Comrade Tran Thi Kim Anh, Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Public Employees and representatives of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Trade Union of Television, Voice of Radio, Vietnam News Agency, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam Insurance.
On the side of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), were Prof. Acad. Chau Van Minh, Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee, President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology; Dr. Pham Tuan Huy, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Party Committee of the Academy; and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Tuan Anh, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, Vice President of VAST. In addition, attending the Congress were comrades representing leaders, units affiliated to the Academy, the Youth Union, the VAST Veterans Association, comrades who were former leaders of the Academy Trade Union through the ages; and 180 official delegates representing the will and beliefs of more than 3500 members of the VAST Trade Union.
Overview of the Congress
At the first working session on the afternoon of July 12, 2023, the Congress elected the Presidium of 07 comrades, the Secretary of the Congress 02 comrades and the Committee for verification of the qualification of delegates 05 comrades. The Congress approved the Program, the Regulations of the Congress, the Report on verification of the qualification of delegates; The meeting heard the Review Report of the Executive Committee for the term 2017-2023; elect the VIII VAST Trade Union Committee consisting of 15 comrades; elect official delegations and alternate delegates to the Vietnam Congress of Trade Unions of Public Employees; listening to 02 presentations at the Congress; The Congress also appointed the convener to conduct the First Meeting of the Executive Committee of the VIII VAST Trade Union immediately after the completion of the first working session.
In the second working session on the morning of 13/07/2023, on behalf of the Presidium, Comrade Nguyen Thi Hue, Member of the Party Committee of VAST, Member of the Committee of the Vietnam Employees' Union, President of the VII Trade Union of VAST presented a summary of the report summarizing the activities of the Trade Union of VAST for the term 2017-2023 and directions, 2023-2028 term mandate. According to the Report, in the past term, VAST Trade Union has successfully completed its assigned tasks. VAST's Trade Union has promptly implemented the guidelines and directions of the Party Committee and leaders of VAST; actively innovate contents and methods of encouraging cadres and union members to actively innovate, improve the quality of scientific research, update knowledge, create strength of solidarity in VAST; take initiative in advising the Committee level in directing the formulation and implementation of policies for cadres, civil servants, public employees and employees; ensure publicity and fairness in training, salary increase, rank raise, recruitment and appointment of officials; well implement the regimes on health insurance, social insurance and labor protection.
VAST's Trade Union has advised the Party Committee and its leaders to perform well the work of repaying gratitude, social charity activities, helping the poor and people who have contributed to the Revolution; sharing with people damaged by natural disasters, epidemics. ... From 2018-2022, VAST Trade Union mobilized employees throughout VAST to support the campaigns with a total amount of VND 3,812,771,600. VAST Trade Union has performed its role well in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic, including supporting 568 trade union members, workers who are subject to F0, F1, trade union members in difficult circumstances in quarantine and lockdown areas, pregnant women raising children under 6 years old; Support workers' month and take care of disadvantaged families with a total amount of VND 803,100,000; In the past term, VAST Trade Union presided over and coordinated with affiliated grassroots trade unions to launch 6 voluntary blood donation drives, with a total of 695 units of blood collected.
Comrade Nguyen Thi Hue, Member of the Party Committee of VAST, Vietnam Employees' Union Committee, President of the VII Trade Union of VAST speaks at the Congress
In the past term, cadres and trade unionists in research units under the Academy have participated in thousands of scientific and technological topics, projects and tasks at all levels. The total number of published works of VAST from 2018-2022 is 11,302 works, of which the number of internationally published works is 6,471 (accounting for 57.25%). Many scientific works of VAST have been honored to receive major domestic and international awards. Recognizing the achievements of cadres and union members in research and service for scientific research, many collectives and individuals were honored to receive Ho Chi Minh Award, State Prize, VIFOTEC Award, Ta Quang Buu Award.
In addition, VAST Trade Union has done a good job of organizing propaganda and celebrating major holidays as well as major events of the country: propagandizing the election of National Assembly members; mobilize cadres and trade union members to actively participate in online contests launched by the Party and Trade Union of Vietnamese Public Employees; develop a cultural program to welcome the Eighth Congress of Party Deputies of the Academy, participate in the Festival to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
In addition, VAST's Trade Union works closely with the "For the Advancement of Women" Department, the Veterans Association and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union to play a good role as a bridge between the committee level, the government and officials and employees in the Academy. Annually commend the movement "Good at water work, take care of housework" for female staff of VAST; Rewarding good students, winning prizes from district level and above with 1037 prizes. Since the beginning of the term, VAST Trade Union has organized 5 training courses on trade union work for more than 600 key employees of all units, regularly maintaining the organization of annual football tournaments, tennis, table tennis tournaments, badminton, and tug of war.
With the achievements, VAST Trade Union was awarded many Certificates of Merit and excellent labor collective titles by the President of the Academy, awarded the Emulation Flag by the Vietnam Public Employees' Union in 2017, 2018, 2021, awarded the title of advanced typical collective in the period of 2016-2020; The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor presented the Emulation Flag.
Comrade Ngo Duy Hieu, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, Chairman of the Vietnam Public Employees' Union speaks at the Congress
Speaking at the Congress, Comrade Ngo Duy Hieu, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, Chairman of the Vietnam Public Employees' Union, warmly congratulated the VAST Trade Union with 4 highlights worthy of praise such as: VAST Trade Union has done a good job of representing the interests of workers; attach importance to renewing propaganda and mobilization to connect union members and workers; actively promote patriotic emulation movements combined with expertise to complete tasks, create quality scientific and technological products to meet the needs of national development; actively participate and make a mark in emulation activities in the Block.
Prof. Acad. Chau Van Minh, Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee, President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology speaks at the Congress
On behalf of the Party Committee, Leader of the Academy, Prof. Acad. Chau Van Minh, Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee, President of VAST, acknowledged and highly appreciated the outstanding results of the Academy's Trade Union in recent years. Prof. Acad. Chau Van Minh emphasized that in order to complete the increasingly large tasks, meet the requirements of fundamental innovation and development, VAST Trade Union needs to focus on building solidarity and high unity, encouraging union members to emulate to do well in basic research and promote application implementation. Prof. Acad. Chau Van Minh asked VAST Trade Union to focus on directing the good implementation of a number of key tasks in the term 2023-2028, and affirmed that the Party Committee and leaders of VAST will always pay attention to directing and creating the best conditions for the Trade Union to operate. Prof. Acad. Chau Van Minh expressed his deep belief that the Executive Committee of VAST's Trade Union (term 2023 - 2028) will actively and strongly promote the achieved results; overcoming limitations and inadequacies; be proactive and creative to achieve higher achievements in trade union activities; VAST Trade Union and all trade union members continue to promote the tradition of solidarity, upholding the spirit of self-reliance, self-reliance, creative labor, overcoming difficulties and challenges to successfully implement the target program set by the Congress.
Awarding the Certificate of Merit from President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
In the second working session, the Congress watched a short report summarizing the activities of VAST Trade Union, two presentation reports of grassroots trade unions; exchange, discuss and contribute additionally to complete the Final Report of the last term. At the Congress, the Certificate of Merit of the President of VAST was awarded to VAST Trade Union collective and two individuals with outstanding achievements in the term 2017-2023; awarded the 2022 Face of the Year Award to 04 individuals; presented flowers and souvenirs to thank the contributions of comrades who have joined the Executive Committee of VAST's Trade Union for the term 2017 – 2023. The Presidium has announced the results of the election of the VIII VAST Trade Union Committee for the term 2023 – 2028 consisting of 15 comrades.
Some other photos at the Congress:
2022 Face of the Year Award
Awarding the Certificate of Merit from the President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology to individuals
Launching of The Executive Committee of the VIII Trade Union of VAST
Presenting flowers and souvenirs to comrades who participated in the Executive Committee of the Trade Union of VAST last term
Taking souvenir photo
Translated by Phuong Ha
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