Workers receive free bus tickets to return to their hometowns (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Workers in industrial and processing zones across Hanoi have been given all possible support to enjoy the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, according to the municipal Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs.

As many as 1,200 workers living in need were granted free train tickets to reunite with their families and each receive gifts worth 300,000 – 1,000,000 VND (13.6 – 45.4 USD).

Thousands of Tet gifts worth hundreds of thousand VND are also planned for workers.

Since January, businesses in Hanoi industrial parks have raised the minimum wage as stipulated by the government, to an average of more than 5.6 million VND, inclusive of allowances per month.

Head of the department’s labour-employment office Pham Van Thanh said the Tet bonuses this year will be nearly 1.5 percent higher, with 100 million VND (4,500 USD) being the highest bonus and 450,000 VND (20 USD) the lowest, both awarded in foreign-invested firms.

In state-owned one-member limited liability companies, the bonus averages 3.77 million VND (171 USD), with the biggest one valued at 38.2 million VND (1,730 USD) and the lowest at 500,000 VND (22.7 USD).

In joint stock enterprises with State-owned stake, the average figure is 3.5 million VND. The highest bonus is 20 million VND and the lowest is 500,000 VND.

Meanwhile, private joint stock companies offer an average bonus of 3.7 million VND, equivalent to last year’s. The highest and lowest figures are 25 million VND and 550,000 VND, respectively.-VNA