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HCM City plans help for disadvantaged workers, students to go home for Tet

by VNA21 November 2022 Last updated at 09:57 AM

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

The Federation of Labour of Ho Chi Minh City plans to present 35,000 bus, train and plane tickets to trade union members and workers in disadvantaged circumstances to enable them to return to their home town for the 2023 Lunar New Year holiday.

This is an annual activity of the municipal trade union organization to help all workers to have a holiday with their family members, in accordance with the Tet tradition of family reunion.

Pham Chi Tam, Vice President of the federation, said to secure the tickets, the federation has persuaded transport firms to donate free tickets or sell at preferential prices.

The federation also instructed trade union organisations at different levels to persuade employers to arrange coaches or give ticket subsidies to disadvantaged employees who have not returned to their hometowns for Tet for many years.

The centre for supporting young workers under the municipal Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union committee also announced a so-called Spring Coach programme, under which free transport means will be arranged for 1,500 young workers in difficult circumstances to return to their home villages in central and northern central localities for the Tet holiday.

Presenting free transport tickets to people in difficult circumstances to enable them to return to their home town for the Tet holiday has become an annual tradition of many mass organisations in Ho Chi Minh City./.

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