Nearly VND4.4 trillion spent on care for trade union members and workers amidst COVID-19

Wednesday, 2021-09-15 11:05:15
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President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour Nguyen Dinh Khang speaking at the event (Photo: VGCL)
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NDO - Trade union organisations at all levels across the country have spent nearly VND4.4 trillion (US$193.4 million) on taking care of trade union members, workers, and frontline forces.

The figure was announced at an online conference held by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour on September 14 with a focus on COVID-19 prevention and control and support for trade union members and workers amidst the pandemic.

Accordingly, the money has been used to present gifts to disadvantaged trade union members, public employees, and workers hit by the pandemic; to support the country’s prevention and control of COVID-19 and the National COVID-19 Vaccine Fund; and to assist those who are working on the frontline in the fight against the pandemic.

At the event, representatives from all-level trade union organisations reported the outcomes in their implementation of the Government and VGCL’s policies to support pandemic-hit workers.

Addressing the conference, VGCL President Nguyen Dinh Khang hailed trade union organisations at all levels for providing prompt support to workers since the fourth outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He asked for further efforts to improve care for workers and share in their difficulties, particularly pregnant labourers and those with school-age children, while fostering coordination with functional agencies in deploying policies on supporting labourers.