The HCMC Labor Union will gift workers 3,000 presents and 2,000 free bus tickets to their hometowns for the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival in January 2009, the union’s standing committee announced.
|Workers were eager to go home for Tet 2006. Photo: NLD|
Most of them have not celebrated Tet with their families for the last three years, it said.
Poor workers and those whose hometowns were hit by storms and floods last year will be chosen.
The program is expected to cost VND1.4 billion (US$83,061).
The union is also encouraging companies to help their workers go home for Tet.