Programme to provide Tet support for poor workers

Delegates at the launching ceremony send text messages to respond to the programme (Photo: laodong.vn) Hanoi(VNA) – The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) on January 13 launcheda SMS programme to support poor workers during the upcoming Lunar New Year(Tet) festival.Addressing thelaunching ceremony of the “Reunion Tet for workers” programme, VGCL PresidentBui Van Cuong called for the response of trade unions and organisations, thusensuring all needy workers can enjoy a warm Tet holiday.Donors can text “TSV”and send to 1407 to donate 20,000 VND to the programme.After the ceremony, anumber of organisations registered to support the programme. Notably, Mobifonecompany promised to donate 2.6 billion VND, the VNPOST will support 500 millionVND, and the Trade Union of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group 300 millionVND.The organising boardrevealed that 6 billion VND in cash and gifts has been gathered by theprogramme so far.-VNA

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