As the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt many low-income workers, VSIP Trade Union has taken measures to support them to survive the tough time in virus-hit Binh Duong.
|VSIP Trade Union has lent timely support to workers in Binh Duong affected by COVID-19 |
Dang Thi Kim Chi, president of VSIP Trade Union in Binh Duong, said that businesses in the park have resumed operations. VSIP Trade Union continues to organise activities to take care of the material and spiritual life of its members and workers.
"In particular, VSIP Trade Union has deployed the Union Welfare support package. It has directed grassroots trade unions to focus on reviewing and making a list of members and workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, the union can provide them with timely support," she said.
Previously, when the COVID-19 situation was raging across the locality, the trade union issued a policy to support members and employees staying at the factories under the "stay at work" model with meals during the social distancing period. VSIP Trade Union has supported 228 of the 238 businesses to maintain "stay at work" production with a total amount of nearly VND41 billion($1.8 million).
VSIP Trade Union has taken urgent action to care for workers and employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The union has spent a total amount of VND8.5 billion ($369,570) to take care of 3,632 affected members and workers.
In addition, VSIP Trade Union has mobilised support from other partners and the Provincial Labor Confederation to donate more than 6,500 packages of necessities to members and workers in boarding houses.