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Hanoi (VNA) –
Thousands of gift packages and free coach tickets have been handed to poor workers throughout the country under a Lunar New Year (Tet) reunion programme launched by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL).

Chu Thi Hoi, a worker at Nisei Electric Vietnam Co., Ltd., said she was very happy to receive the gifts from the company’s trade union and leaders.
 
The Tet reunion programme creates an opportunity for workers to express their aspirations to company leaders, she added.

Nguyen Van Minh, a worker at Canon Vietnam Co., Ltd., said he has been working here for four years. 

This is the first time he has been able to return home to enjoy Tet with his family thanks to the support of the company.

The Tet reunion programme was first held by the VGCL in 2015 in Hanoi’s Bac Thang Long Industrial Park, with the hope of bringing a warm Tet holiday to its more than 156,000 workers and trade unionists.

The VGCL has coordinated with the Mobifone Telecom Corporation and the Vietnam Railway Corporation to arrange two trains for 1,200 workers in southern Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces to come home to enjoy Tet with their families.

As of January 24, 2019, trade unions across the country presented Tet gifts worth around 1.8 trillion VND (77.3 million USD) to nearly 3 million members and employees.-VNA