Hundreds of disadvantaged workers have received gifts and free bus tickets to return home for the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
|Hundreds of disadvantaged workers have received gifts and free bus tickets to return home for the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday. — Photo tuyencongnhan.vn|
Some 800 tickets and Tet presents were given to workers in the northern province of Hung Yen yesterday at a year-end gathering organised by the province’s labour federation.
Six new houses were also given to low-income local workers by the federation, and an existing one got repaired.
Up to 300 bus tickets and 1,000 presents were given to disadvantaged workers in the northern province of Ha Nam at a similar gathering, which saw the participation of Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung and Vice President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour Tran Van Thuat.
“Thirty buses will be arranged to take the workers home for the holiday as many of them live as far as 150km from the province,” said Trinh Van Bung, president of the province's labour federation.
Ha Nam Province has some 65,000 industrial workers – some 20,000 of them hail from other provinces and cities and some 8,000 are living in disadvantaged circumstances, he said.
Also yesterday, Politburo member and standing member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong presented 100 presents to low-income workers at the electronics company JNTC Vina in the northern province of Phu Tho.
The Party official asked the VGCL and Phu Tho’s labour federation to improve the performance of grassroots trade unions in protecting the legitimate interests and rights of workers.
Some 100 low-income labourers in the northern province of Ha Giang yesterday also received presents from Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education Vo Van Thuong.
He expressed his hope that the mountainous province will continue its efforts to reduce poverty and improve the living standards of ethnic minority locals.
The labour federation of the northern province of Bac Ninh and local enterprises collaborated to give some 7,300 bus tickets and 1,700 presents to disadvantaged workers.
Tet presents were also given to 55 victims of Agent Orange in the southern province of Soc Trang yesterday by the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin. — VNS
The HCM City Labour Federation and trade unions plan to provide free bus, train and flight tickets to 35,500 disadvantaged workers to visit home for Tet (Lunar New Year) in late January next year.