Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets with workers in the central region (Source: VNA)
Da Nang (VNA) - It is necessary to provide more care for workers, from meals with safe and nutritious foods to issues related to housing support and legal assistance, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.

The Government leader made the suggestion at a dialogue in Da Nang city on April 22 with over 2,000 workers from the central provinces of Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam and Da Nang.

Labourers’ skills are a component factor of business, he stressed, expressing his belief that Vietnam’s working class always puts the nation’s interest first and enterprises will fully upholding Vietnamese labourers’ qualifications.

He called on workers to exert more efforts in studying and working to become skilled workers and technicians for their families, businesses and the nation.

While underlining the importance of labour productivity to the society’s survival and development, PM Phuc said Vietnam proactively negotiated and signed economic agreements with many countries and regions, with the aim to attract more foreign investors and open more opportunities for Vietnamese employees to seek jobs.

Replying to a query on social insurance, the PM stressed that social insurance is one of the three key pillars of social security in Vietnam, adding that trade unions in enterprises have the right to lodge lawsuits against individuals and businesses that avoid paying social issuance premiums for their employees.
 
The PM said the amendment of the Law on Social Insurance and relevant legal sanctions is expected to help protect legitimate rights of workers.  

Regarding trade union institutions in enterprises, PM Phuc said the Government approved a plan on building houses, kindergartens and facilities for healthcare, and cultural and sport activities in industrial parks.  

He asked authorities of provinces and cities nationwide to work closely with trade unions in implementing the plan in a bid to improve living conditions of workers.

At the dialogue, workers suggested enterprises to make it easier for workers to deploy technical innovation initiatives, thus increasing labour productivity. They also called on more attention from the Government to ensure social welfare and basic rights of labourers.

On the occasion, a business announced to present 1 billion VND (44,000 USD) to the “Tam long vang” (golden heart) fund to give further care for workers.

PM Phuc and Da Nang leaders also presented 30 houses built a total cost of 1.5 billion VND (66,000 USD) to disadvantaged workers, while  the telecom firm Mobifone also gave 40 billion VND (1.76 million) to the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour to implement its commitment to ensuring social welfare for trade union members.-VNA