According to the HCMC Feration of Labour, over VND1.39 trillion ($60.4 million) was spent as relief aid for 2.4 million trade union members, workers, civil servants, labourers and their children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the city.
Presenting gifts to disadvantaged workers.
The Ho Chi Minh City Federation of Labour announced on October 7 that it has spent over 1.39 trillion VND (60.4 million USD) as relief aid for 2.4 million trade union members, workers, civil servants, labourers and their children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the city.
The federation offered meals to more than 15,200 workers in 119 firms working under “three-on-site” model at a total cost of over 15.2 billion VND, assisted 127 trade union cadres and 843 children of affected workers with a funding of 476.9 million VND.
Since the pandemic outbreak, the city has recorded 623,000 trade union members, workers, civil servants and labourers who received support in line with Resolution No.09 by the municipal People’s Council, and 44,380 others in accordance with the Government’s Resolution No.68 at a combined cost of more than 1 trillion VND.
As many as 200,000 welfare bags worth 40 billion VND were also handed over to those affected by the pandemic.
The federation’s social work centre also received over 317.4 tonnes of food and necessities valued at more than 18.6 billion VND from cities and provinces nationwide, and sent them to workers.
More than 1.5 million people also benefited from meal and cash support worth over 213.89 billion VND from trade unions at the grassroots level.
Trade unions at all levels also helped farmers consume nearly 604 tonnes of fruits and vegetables, held “zero Vietnamese dong” stalls for COVID-19 patients, offered remote health care consultancy and presented protective suits and masks to hospitals and front-liners./.