LFTU/JILAF Seminar on Collective Bargaining Agreement

Lecture by Bro. Hisashi Suzuki, Director of Center for Organization of JEC RENGO

Japan International Labour Foundation (JILAF) and Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU) jointly held a workshop on Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) on December 23 and 24 in Paksan, Bolikhamxay Prefecture. 20 participants joined from 4 prefectures including Bolikhamxay. LFTU is This was our 4th workshop on CBA since we started this project in 2009.
Workshop on Collecting Bargaining (CB) was held after the OSH workshop. This is the 2nd year of holding CB workshop with LFTU. Bro. Yoshio Takahashi, Executive Director-General, JILAF, joined the seminar as an expert and gave lecture on Japanese Labour Management Relations, Collective Bargaining, and Collective Bargaining Agreement. In the workshop, LFTU trainer introduced Labour Law and Trade Union Law in Laos to the participants to give them knowledge on workers' rights. In group discussion, participants discussed on what kind of knowledge trade union need to develop CBA and how to draft it.
They also had a role-play of collective bargaining in the workshop. Brother Takahashi made a comment that "Trade union strategy is very important in bargaining. When bargain, you need to know labour laws, collect workers' voice, analyze business situation, and do it with sincerity for workers."


12/23ThuMeeting with LFTU
12/24FriCBA seminar Day 1
12/25SatCBA seminar Day 2

Photos of the Participants

Opening Ceremony

Group work by participants

Group photo with participants