Eight businesses awarded for treatment of employees hinh anh 1Eight enterprises are awarded certificates of merit from the Prime Minister for their treatment of employees in Hanoi on Oct. 2. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Eight enterprises were awarded certificates of merit from the Prime Minister for their treatment of employees during a ceremony in Hanoi on October 2.

Organised by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the awards aimed to celebrate firms which have treated their staff well in Vietnam.

Nguyen Van Binh, Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, said employees are the most valuable asset of the enterprises and building harmonious and stable labour relations reflect good employers.

He added motivating and encouraging enterprises to take care of their workers' lives, improve their working environment, building harmonious and beneficial relationships between enterprises will help Vietnam achieve sustainable development in the process of integration and development.

Binh said these efforts contributed to help Vietnam achieve positive growth.

According to VGCL, it was the second time the awards have been announced after the first time in 2016, and thousands of firms have been participating in the "enterprises for employees" movement, in which incomes have improved, especially those with salaries of more than 20 million VND (860 USD) per month, while the number of employees with a monthly salary below 6 million VND has decreased.

VGCL Chairman Nguyen Dinh Khang said bonus policies and better welfare offered by the firms had been motivating employees.

Eight firms awarded the PM’s certificates of merit included: Electromechanical and Explosive One Member Limited Company 31 or Factory Z131, Bim Son Garment, Samsung Electronics Thai Nguyen, Hyundai KEFICO, Vietcombank, Manufacturing Sportswear Joint Stock Company (MXP JSC), Traphaco Joint Stock Company and Vingroup./.