HCMC to spend over US$31 mln to take care of needy workers

The Ho Chi Minh City Labor Union yesterday held a press conference to announce the activities of taking care of union members and employees on the Tet holiday with an expected total amount of over VND700 billion (US$31 million).
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The HCMC Labor Union said that all of the workers with difficulties who had been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and all of the forces involved in the pandemic fight will be taken care of thoughtfully.

Besides, the city will concentrate on supports for other cases who injured because of a work-related accident, hopeless patients, people with an occupational disease, pregnant workers, female workers with children, doctors and medical staff participating in the Covid-19 fight; trade unions, syndications, babysitting points, pubic, private and trade services agencies directly affected by the pandemic; employees being infectious with SARS-CoV-2.

The trade union at all levels in the city is striving to grant 35,000 airline and train tickets under the “Beloved ticket” program for members and workers. Besides, the HCMC Labor Union will also perform the second program named “Spring train” to support 100 percent of train tickets for typical families including parents and two children aged under 16 years having demand of returning to their hometowns.

This year, the HCMC Labor Union shall implement the “Online market for workers” activity to help employees do their shopping safely ahead of Covid-19. In addition, orphaned employees due to Covid-19, staff and officials with difficult circumstances, workers participating in social security will be also supported on this occasion.

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