Stand side by side with workers
The COVID-19 outbreak has directly impacted workers, their lives and jobs have faced many difficulties. Tens of thousands of workers in Tien Giang province practice social distancing in boarding houses, at home or participate in “3-on-the-spot” production in businesses. At that time, the need for food was an urgent issue for them.
Ms. Cao Thi Sang – teacher at Hoa Mai Kindergarten (My Tho City, Tien Giang Province) – recalls: At the time of implementing Directive 16, the Education Sector Union of Tien Giang province came to the place to give all kinds of support. Food and essential foods such as rice, instant noodles, meat, vegetables, etc. for family use.
Mr. Luu Nhon Duc – Chairman of the Education Sector Union of Tien Giang province – said that during the epidemic, due to the situation of union members, workers working in the education sector in the locality had difficulty receiving basic necessities. weak, the Education Sector Union of Tien Giang province has called on the Education Sector Union of Lam Dong province to support 13 tons of vegetables, tubers and fruits. In addition, we mobilize benefactors to contribute food to give to teachers who lack food to overcome difficulties and encourage teachers to join hands in repelling the epidemic.
“The model of mutual support activities of the Education Union of Tien Giang province has been effective. In 5 years (2017-2022), we have supported 3,405 trade union members and workers working in the education sector who unfortunately suffered from serious diseases, were in particularly difficult circumstances, and were affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. 19, death support, natural disasters,… with a total amount of more than 6.6 billion VND” – Mr. Duc added.
Solid support for workers
Ms. Ngo Thi Thuy Trang – Vice President of the Confederation of Labor of Tien Giang province – said that during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Trade Union of Tien Giang province has always stood side by side with workers, actively mobilizing many resources to take care of workers.
Specifically, the Provincial Labor Confederation promptly deployed support packages and implemented many models such as “0 VND Market”, “Kitchen of Kindness”, “Trade Union accompanying workers to overcome difficulties”, “Program Sharing love – Joining hands to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic”,… Private Meal support for union members and employees carrying out “3 on-site” production at the enterprise reached nearly 50 billion VND. In addition, the Trade Union of Tien Giang province gave nearly 23,000 Union Welfare bags to workers and civil servants, contributing to reducing difficulties in workers’ lives during the quarantine period.
After the COVID-19 epidemic was basically controlled, the Trade Union of Tien Giang province provided support to 1,573 union members and workers whose working hours were reduced or labor contracts terminated due to businesses being cut or reduced. orders, with a total amount of 2.51 billion VND.
Vice Chairman of the Confederation of Labor of Tien Giang province Ngo Thi Thuy Trang also said that currently the Confederation of Labor of Tien Giang province has requested the Trade Union levels in the province to organize and deploy support policies for union members and workers whose working hours are reduced. employment, termination of labor contracts due to enterprises cutting or reducing orders according to Decision 7785 of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor.
On the occasion of the Lunar New Year of Giap Thin 2024, the Provincial Confederation of Labor has requested the direct superior Trade Unions at the grassroots level to organize diverse and flexible forms of care, focusing on the grassroots, taking care of union members, workers. Priority is given to union members and workers in particularly difficult circumstances, suffering from labor accidents, occupational diseases, serious illnesses, reduced working hours, and loss of jobs; Union members and workers have not been able to return home to celebrate Tet for many years; stay at the unit or enterprise to work, produce, and do business during Tet, following the motto that all union members and workers have Tet.