Ho Chi Minh City: trade unions to spend over 700 billion VND to help labourers celebrate Tet hinh anh 1Workers in disadvantaged circumstances receive gifts from the Labour Federation of Binh Tan district, HCM City, on December 31, 2021 (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – The Labour Federation of Ho Chi Minh City will spend over 700 billion VND (30.76 million USD) to organise activities and present gifts to labourers in the city on the occasion of the upcoming lunar New Year (Tet), the federation said at a press conference on January 4.

Under the motto “Tet for all trade union members, all labourers,” trade unions at all levels will hold Tet celebrations for labourers who cannot return to their home village for the festival.  

A prominent event is the “Tet sum vay” (Tet reunion) programme, expected to gather 10,000 worker families to welcome the Year of the Tiger. Another programme will organise trips to the Dam Sen entertainment park for 10,000 families of trade union members during the Tet holiday.

According to Pham Chi Tam, trade unions at all levels will pay attention to children, female workers and union members who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They will coordinate with enterprises and donors to hold Tet celebrations for children and present savings books to orphans of union members who died from COVID-19.

Trade unions will also continue to implement a programme to help poor workers to return to their home villages for Tet, with 35,000 coach, train and air tickets to be presented.

Besides, the municipal labour federation will send delegations to visit workers in sectors with hard working conditions such as health care, pandemic prevention, environmental sanitation, or in enterprises in remote areas./.