Updated  
May, 14 2012 10:12:28

Export firms fete workers

 

Workers at Hiep Phuoc Industrial Zone in Nha Be District, HCM City get free haircuts. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vu
HCM CITY — Companies in HCM City's industrial parks and export processing zones are organising a slew of activities to benefit workers to mark Workers' Month.

The HCM City Labour Federation, which is organising the campaign, has encouraged individuals and companies to raise funds for surgeries for poor workers and those suffering workplace accidents.

Thirty workers would benefit in the first phase of this charity programme – called Trai Tim Nghia Tinh (Sentimental Attachment for Hearts) – with each surgery costing more than VND100 million (US$4,800).

"This is such a meaningful social activity dedicated to disadvantaged people," Phan Kim Phuong, head of the HCM City Heart Institute, said.

"Doctors at the institute will be happy to perform the surgeries."

Last week the trade union attached to the city Department of Health provided health checks and treatment for women workers at industrial parks and export processing zones at a cost of VND700 million ($33,600).

The Trade Union at the HCM City Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority organised sports events for workers at Cu Chi and Tan Binh industrial parks as well as Linh Trung and Tan Thuan export processing zones.

It also launched the Ban Tay Vang (Golden Hand) programme to encourage workers to study.

Vuong Phuoc Thien, chairman of the union, said workers would also take part in several activities during Workers' Month designed to uplift their spiritual life. — VNS

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