|Workers at textile and garment firms have lost jobs or had their working time reduced due to a shortage of orders. VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) has passed a resolution to support workers who have lost their jobs or had their working hours reduced as their enterprises suffered from a reduction in orders.
Trade union members will be given support from VNĐ1 million (US$42) if they lost their jobs or halted working for at least 14 straight days between October 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023. Members who lost their jobs or halted working for at least 30 straight days will get a support of VNĐ2 million ($85).
Those who have their labour contracts terminated between October 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023, but fail to get unemployment insurance benefits will receive a support of VNĐ3 million ($128).
Workers who are not trade union members will be given support equal to 70 per cent of the support for members.
Vice President of VGCL Trần Thanh Hải said that from September 9, 2022, enterprises in Việt Nam have faced difficulties due to cancelled or reduced orders.
Workers had their working hours reduced and their labor contracts terminated, which badly affected their incomes and lives.
The resolution to support helps show the VGCL's care and encouragement for them, Hải said, adding that the move is expected to motivate the labourers when entering a new year.
Trade union members and employees at enterprises and cooperatives that have paid trade union fees before September 30, 2022 and had reduced working hours or lost jobs will be eligible for the support.
Those who are eligible for many different support policies will only be entitled to the highest level of support.
Employees who are not trade union members but are female employees and 35 years old or older, pregnant female employees, and employees who are raising a child under six years old will be entitled to the same level of support as a trade union member. – VNS