|Workers at industrial parks and export processing zones receive tickets for Tết (Lunar New Year) last year. Photo Thanh Vũ|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The Trade Union of the HCM City Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority in HCM City is set to organise various activities to help workers celebrate Tết (Lunar New Year) this month.
A total of 6,000 bus tickets will be donated to disadvantaged union members to return home for a family reunion during the year’s biggest festival.
The beneficiaries will be workers who have not returned home for Tết for years. Companies normally keep track of which ones go home for the New Year and which ones do not.
The union also plans to give gifts to 3,000 workers who will stay back in the city.
It will organise a flower fair and a trade fair for workers at the Hiệp Phước Industrial Park in Nhà Bè District from January 12 to 27.
It gave gifts worth VNĐ6 billion (US$265,500) to needy workers, Nguyễn Thành Đô, its chairman, told a meeting held on Monday (Jan 9)
Scholarships were given to 232 children of workers in industrial parks and export processing zones, he said.
Last year too the union had organised various activities for workers and protected the rights of its members, he said.
It had opened a supermarket each at the Tân Thuận Export Processing Zone and Saigon Hi-tech Park, which sell goods at 10-30 per cent discounts.
It has opened a cultural house at the park, he said.
Last year the union admitted nearly 21,200 new members, raising the total number of members to 235,820. — VNS