Trade unions in a number of southern localities have planned various support activities to help workers enjoy a Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, which falls in middle of February 2015 this year.

In Binh Duong province, the provincial Federation of Labour plans to give free bus tickets for 1,220 workers who come from central and northern localities to travel to their hometown for the holiday, about 10 percent higher than last year.

According to Nguyen Thien Phuoc, Vice Chairman of the federatio, the union has also proposed to the Binh Duong People’s Committee to present 6,000 gifts to poor workers, while organising a number of art performances to entertain them.

Meanwhile, Dong Nai province has mobilised about 80 billion VND for supporting workers in the locality. Besides offering free bus tickets to workers, the province will present gifts to about 400 families who cannot afford a holiday in their hometown.

Hosting 15 economic zones and industrial parks with about 280,000 workers, Ho Chi Minh City will give away 6,000 bus tickets and about 1,500 gifts to poor workers.

Huynh Cong Khanh, Chairman of the Trade Union of export processing zones and industrial parks in Ho Chi Minh City, said the board will work with local processing zones and industrial parks to monitor the payment of wage, salary and bonus for workers.

On the occasion, the Nissei Vietnam company will hold a New Year music performance for workers, while giving 200 bus tickets for workers from far-way localities.-VNA