Thousands of poor workers supported to return home for Tet
  • | VOV | January 20, 2023 02:00 PM

The Hanoi Federation of Labour held a programme at Thang Long Industrial Park on January 19 to take disadvantaged workers to their hometowns for the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

It is the 15th consecutive year that the city’s trade unions have held the activity for the group.


Workers are waiting for buses to return to their hometowns (Photo: VNA)

Chairman of the Hanoi Federation of Labour Pham Quang Thanh said last year, the city’s trade unions earmarked over 48 billion VND (2 million USD) to support poor workers and helped 1,200 others return home for Tet on thousands of coaches.

This year, the Binh Duong Confederation of Labour decided to triple funding in support of workers in especially difficult circumstances during Tet.

Accordingly, each will receive gift worth 1 million VND from the local State budget, doubling that last year. The number of beneficiaries also increases by 25,000.

In collaboration with the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the confederation also staged 20 night music shows in the locality.

Music performances will also get underway from January 22-24, the first to third day of the Lunar New Year.

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