At the recent 12th meeting of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor (VGCL)’s Executive Board, VGCL President Nguyen Dinh Khang noted that with more than a month left until Tet, trade unions at all levels need to closely monitor the employment situation, especially the cutting of working hours or employment, in order to promptly propose and issue proper care policies for affected workers.

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Localities housing large numbers of migrant workers should pay attention to those who cannot return to their hometowns for Tet and devise appropriate measures to ensure the group can enjoy the traditional festival like others, he said.

Labor federations across the country will spend about VND 500 billion (over USD 20.1 million) on organizing activities and presenting gifts to laborers on Tet, according to the VGCL. Under a plan set by the general confederation, 1 million workers in difficult circumstances, including those who lost their jobs or were affected by natural disasters, will receive financial support worth at least VND 500,000.

Trade unions at all levels will implement programs to help poor workers to return to their home villages for Tet, and hold Tet celebrations for those who cannot return. Tet markets offering essential Tet goods at discount prices will be organized by the VGCL from the 15th – 25th day of Lunar December nationwide, especially in mountainous and remote areas.

Source: VNA