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Nearly 70,000 labourers in Hà Nội lose jobs amid COVID-19 pandemic

Update: April, 01/2020 - 14:07

 

Labourers complete unemployment procedures at the Hà Nội Employment Service Centre. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn

HÀ NỘI — Nearly 70,000 labourers had lost their jobs amid the COVID-19 crisis as many enterprises in Hà Nội have been forced to scale down production or temporarily suspended operations, the city’s Confederation of Labour has announced.

Figures from the organisation showed that by Sunday, more than 3,010 enterprises in Hà Nội had been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of them, 741 have been forced to suspend operations, leaving tens of thousands of labourers unemployed.

Nearly 40,000 teachers and staff at private schools have also had their incomes lowered due to the pandemic.

In order to support affected labourers, the organisation has asked local authorities to collaborate with district trade unions to support them during these difficult circumstances.

The organisation has also asked district standing committees to coordinate with trade unions to closely supervise the implementation of policies for labourers who had lost their jobs to avoid enterprises taking advantage of the pandemic to cut off employee benefits and illegally terminate labour contracts.

It has instructed local authorities to encourage landlords to reduce or exempt rent for labourers affected by the disease. — VNS

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