Joint efforts to ensure warm Tet for labourers

VOV.VN - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) has devised specific solutions aimed at ensuring a warm Tet, known internationally as the Lunar New Year, for social policy beneficiaries, whilst supporting those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

These solutions form part of a recently-issued action plan, under which the Ministry has also prepared resources to support workers in case of risks amid the pandemic.

The MoLISA will therefore continue with its policy on poverty reduction and effectively implementing the national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction, with priority being given to poor households residing in ethnic minority-inhabited areas.

Most notably, vulnerable groups will receive both regular and unscheduled assistance, according to the terms of the plan.

The Ministry stated that operating the labour market effectively in line with the country’s economic recovery and development is one of its major tasks, with close attention being paid to the application of information technology and digital transformation to enhance the labour supply-demand connectivity.

As a way of recovering the labour market and improving personnel quality, the Ministry will focus more on vocational training and developing a skilled workforce.

The action plan was first adopted after the Government issued Resolution No. 01/NQ-CP on tasks and solutions aimed at implementing the plan on socio-economic development and state budget estimate for the year.

Elsewhere, the trade union has affirmed its readiness to support workers and is gearing up for a comfortable Tet for its members.

More than 2.6 million members and workers received support from trade union welfare programmes last year, with over 3,000 houses built or repaired at a total cost of tens of billions of VND.

Unions also provided over VND6 trillion in support to members, employees, and frontline forces in the fight against COVID-19.

As Tet draws near, trade unions have carried out several activities to ensure workers enjoy a happy Tet.

Trade union branches in localities have strived to strengthen support programmes for workers and have worked alongside local companies to ensure that everyone receives a Tet bonus in accordance with the law.

Amid the serious effects of COVID-19, the trade union movement has shouldered the brunt of burden with workers and provided the best assistance and services possible to its members.