Over 70% of businesses help workers amid COVID-19

Up to 73% of businesses have offered timely support to workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc said.

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According to the VCCI’s recent survey, almost firms in various sectors actively and proactively took anti-epidemic measures in workplaces as recommended by the Health Ministry and local authorities, as well as did their best to maintain production and trade.

Specifically, over 60% of enterprises allowed part of their workforce to adopt flexible working time, 46% cut working hours, 42% offered training for workers, and 41% permitted work from home.

Only about 20% were forced to cut the number of workers and end labour contracts while 21% reduced salaries.

The VCCI urged competent agencies to support business community, with a focus on hardest-hit sectors such as aviation, textile, footwear, logistics, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, and business households.

Loc suggested learning from countries’ experience to offer timely assistance to them based on realities in localities.