THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 96/2006/ND-CP
Hanoi, September 14, 2006
 
DECREE
GUIDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 153 OF THE LABOR CODE REGARDING PROVISIONAL TRADE UNION EXECUTIVE BOARDS IN ENTERPRISES
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the June 30, 1990 Trade Union Law;
Pursuant to Article 153 of the June 23, 1994 Labor Code, and the April 2, 2002 Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Labor Code;
After consulting the Vietnam Labor Confederation,
DECREES:

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Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- Scope of regulation
This Decree provides for the designation of provisional trade union executive boards in enterprises, rights and responsibilities of such provisional trade union executive boards, and responsibilities of state agencies, trade union organizations and labor users.
Article 2.- Subjects of application
Trade union organizations and enterprises of all economic sectors in which trade union organizations have not been set up.
Article 3.- Designation of provisional trade union executive boards in enterprises
1. Within six months after newly established enterprises commence operation, local trade unions or trade unions of branches (including provincial/municipal Labor Federations under the Vietnam Labor Confederation; trade unions of central branches and corporations trade unions under the Vietnam Labor Confederation; Labor Federations of rural/urban districts and provincial towns and cities, trade unions of local branches and trade unions of export-processing zones, industrial parks and hi-tech parks; corporations trade unions and immediate superior trade unions of other establishments, etc., which shall hereinafter be referred to as superior trade unions) shall establish grassroots trade union organizations according to the provisions of the Labor Code, the Trade Union Law and the Vietnam Trade Union Charter, which shall represent and protect lawful and legitimate rights and interests of laborers and labor collectives.
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