Hoang Ngoc Anh – General Secretary of the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) said that currently, textile and garment enterprises are very confused about how to access Covid-19 vaccine for workers.
Textile and garment enterprises are confused about how to access Covid-19 vaccine for employees
The reason is that the issuance of notices/registration requirements are different in each locality: in some places it is the District People’s Committee, in some places it is the District Labor Union, in some places it is the Department of Industry and Trade, or the Labor Union. provincial level…
Regarding the supply of vaccines, in some places, the district-level Labor Confederation has just instructed the grassroots trade union to contact and buy directly from the units with the function of importing vaccines (ie 36 enterprises according to the list announced by the Government). ), has just requested to make a list of workers who need vaccination and submit it to the district-level Labor Union.
Regarding costs, there are places in the notice that do not mention costs (such as Quang Ninh province), there are places where the cost that enterprises/employees have to pay is 400,000 VND/2 noses/person (such as Dong Nai province). or 350,000 VND/2 noses/person (Thuong Tin district, Hanoi). Meanwhile, the Government has just announced that it will vaccinate the entire population for free, while calling on businesses to join hands.
“It is the above inconsistency that has made the textile and garment enterprises very confused in accessing the Covid-19 vaccine for workers,” said Ms. Hoang Ngoc Anh.
Hoang Ngoc Anh also said that on June 9, 2021, the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) sent a letter to the Biden administration calling for sharing vaccines with key partner countries in the chain. textile and footwear suppliers of the United States, including Vietnam.
The letter states that these countries are facing a new surge in Covid-19 cases that threatens to derail the economic recovery and will have an adverse impact on the full recovery of the economy. US economy. The efforts of President Joe Biden’s administration have saved countless lives in the United States, and it’s time to expand to partner countries. The bottom line 4 million workers and employees in the US garment and footwear industry are directly dependent on suppliers from these countries, including Vietnam.
The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association highly appreciates the support of the Union of Associations in the United States, which has proposed to President Biden to promote vaccination against Covid-19.
Previously, in May 2021, the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) in collaboration with the Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (LEFASO) also sent a dispatch to international organizations and brands in the United States calling for the supporting cooperation in vaccines against Covid-19 – Ms. Hoang Ngoc Anh said.
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