|Dong Nai's Confederation of Labour will give 2,000 workers free coach tickets to go home during the upcoming Tet holiday (Lunar New Year). — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai
DONG NAI (VNS) — Dong Nai's Federation of Labour will arrange free transport of 2,000 workers for the upcoming Tet holiday (Lunar New Year), Deputy Director of the confederation Tang Quoc Lap said.
The confederation will hire 50 high-quality coaches to take the workers to their homes. Each coach ticket is estimated to cost about VND1 million (nearly US$45).
The coaches will take the workers to their hometowns in the North, the Highlands, and Southwest and Central Việt Nam over three days from February 3 to 5.
These 2,000 workers, from six industrial zones of the province, are poor and have not been able to afford a visit to their homes during the Tet holiday for two consecutive years.
They have also performed well and have actively participated in the confederation's and their companies' activities.
Last week, the confederation, in co-operation with MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation, held an event entitled Warm Tet Holiday for the workers in the province.
The cost of the event and of the 2,000 free coach tickets would be a total VND3 billion (nearly $134,000), a representative of the confederation said.
About 30 poor workers, who performed remarkably this year, were rewarded with gifts worth VND500,000 ($22) each at the event.
Workers also participated in a lucky draw, involving valuable gifts.
Trần Thanh Lan, a worker from Bắc Giang Province, told Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer) newspaper that the gift and the free coach ticket had warmed her heart. "These motivate me to contribute more and work harder," she said.
Deputy Director of MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation Nguyen Manh Hung said the firm would co-operate with the federation to expand the programme so that more workers get free coach tickets and gifts on Tet Holiday. — VNS