Workers return to work at industrial and processing zone in Hanoi following the Tet holiday (Photo: vov.vn)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – As of February  22, the number of workers returning to work at industrial and processing zones in Hanoi following the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday reached 98-99 percent, VOV online newspaper reported.

In industrial zones, such as North Thang Long (Dong Anh district), Quang Minh (Me Linh district), and Hanel and Ninh Hiep (Long district), most workers returned to work by the 6th day of the Lunar New Year.
 
Dinh Quoc Toan, Chairman of the Hanoi Industrial and Processing Zones’ Trade Union, said that although this year the number of days celebrating Tet were fewer than last year, the percentage of workers returning to work after Tet was high due to workers’ stable salaries and preferential policies for employees.

Improved policies included increases in salaries and bonuses, along with free transportation for labourers before and after Tet. According to Toan, this encouraged workers and helped them feel secure and engaged in their work, resulting in their returning to work earlier, starting at the beginning of the new year.

In Ho Chi Minh City, on the 7th day of the Lunar New Year, the percentage of workers returning to processing and industrial parks reached 95 percent. HCM City has over 290,000 workers in processing and industrial zones, of which 65 percent come from other provinces.

In Da Nang City, more than 90 percent of the total 74,300 workers in the processing and industrial zones returned to work after the Tet holiday. However, some garment, seafood and steel enterprises have a later working calendar, not beginning until after the 10th day of the Lunar New Year. - VNA