Hanoi trade union helps over 50,000 workers affected by COVID-19 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) -
The Hanoi Federation of Labor has introduced a raft of measures to support more than 50,000 workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to statistics from the federation, as at April 3 a total of 3,610 enterprises with 121,273 employees were directly affected by the disease. Of the enterprises, 896 had to suspend operations.

The federation therefore took 1.5 billion VND (about 64,000 USD) from its budget to help 1,500 disadvantaged trade union members working in local businesses and producers as well as non-public educational facilities.

Trade unions in the capital have to date provided support to 50,558 affected workers and also presented 915,000 face masks, 52,417 bottles of sanitiser, protective gear, medical equipment, and food, together with nearly 7 billion VND in cash, for local COVID-19 prevention and control efforts.

The federation has set up working groups to actively implement measures to ensure security, social order, and safety among the trade unionists./.