The Dong Nai province Labour Federation has planned support activities to help disadvantaged workers and their families enjoy the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, which falls in mid-February, 2015.

As many as 1,040 labourers in Dong Nai will be offered bus transport to their hometowns free of charge.

The group will also present nearly 5,000 Tet gifts to the families of impoverished labourers, valued between 400,000-700,000 VND (19-33 USD), said Nguyen Phuoc Manh, Vice Chairwoman of the Federation.

They will organise art performances, trade fairs, and other events for families who cannot afford to return home for Tet, as well as offering free health check-ups, Manh added.

In a similar move, the Da Nang City Labour Federation will offer material and spiritual gifts to local disadvantaged workers in honour of Tet.

They have also guided trade unions to monitor the payment of wage and Tet bonus for workers, while working with relevant authorities and local businesses to address any concerns in a timely fashion.-VNA