Vietnam and Mongolia Teams

The program was held online from Monday, November 29 to Friday, December 3 and from Monday, December 6 to Friday, December 10.

Vietnam team exchanging opinions with Rengo Nagasaki

JILAF has been implementing its programs in an online format via the Internet in place of training programs that invite initial trainees to Japan due to the restrictions on entry into Japan caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For this year's online program, lecture videos have been prepared in advance with the cooperation of relevant organizations, taking into consideration time differences and communication environments. Three of the five days are scheduled for real-time sessions and two days for viewing lecture videos.
Under these circumstances, six participants from Vietnam (all women), between November 29 and December 3, and five participants from Mongolia (including three women), between December 6 and December 10, completed all the programs.

The Vietnamese participants were all women, activists who play key roles in the national center. Participants from Mongolia were activists who play key roles in industrial organizations and the national center. Participants showed a high level of interest in Japanese labor-management relations, the productivity movement, improvements in workplace environments, the social security system, and the treatment of young union members. Both the Vietnamese and Mongolian teams also had online sessions with a local of the trade union confederation (Rengo Nagasaki) to gain insight into labor-management relations and cases of labor-management disputes in each country, and both sides exchanged opinions. Participants asked many questions and actively participated.

Participants mainly proposed the following action plans.
(1) We would like to share the findings from this program so that we can have quality labor-management negotiations rather than formal negotiations. (Vietnam)
(2) We will spread the concept of the productivity movement and productivity improvement initiatives to labor and management. (Vietnam)
(3) We will suggest that labor-management relations and workplace health and safety be incorporated into education at universities and other institutions. (Mongolia)
(4) We will incorporate workers' welfare activities and mutual aid schemes. (Mongolia)

List of Cooperating Organizations

Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO)Japan Productivity Center
Japanese Business Federation (Keidanren)The Foundation for Promoting Workers’ Welfare and Mutual aid Insurance (Zenrosai Kyokai)
Nagasaki Local of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo Nagasaki)

Many thanks to everyone.

Photos of the Participants

Photo of Vietnam team participation

Photo of Mongolia team and the president’s opening remarks during the opening ceremony

Mongolia team, opening ceremony photo