The Association of Textile, Footwear and Footwear Enterprises is in great need of the support of State and Government agencies in order to solve difficulties caused by COVID-19.
The Covid pandemic – 19 created negative impacts on employment for garment and footwear workers, with over 1 million workers out of 4.3 million unemployed in the industry completely.
Therefore, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor has cooperated with Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), Vietnam Textile and Garment Association, Vietnam Leather – Footwear – Bags Association to sign and issue a statement. General cooperation on overcoming the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic for workers, enterprises in textile, leather, shoes and bags industry in Vietnam.
According to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association and the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Bags Association, due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic, in addition to the number of unemployed workers, the rest only work about 60% of capacity, down 40 % income.
. Labor and employment of the textile and footwear industry are difficult to solve.
Truong Van Cam, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association, said that the European Union (EU) is a market where Vietnam’s textile and footwear enterprises export large goods.
If businesses do not maintain production and business, it will be difficult to take advantage of opportunities from Vietnam – EU free trade agreements or EVFTA brought in August this year. This leaves a large number of workers unable to secure stable jobs.
“Association, enterprises have by all means prevented their employees from being laid off or losing their jobs. However, the efforts of enterprises in such a high impact epidemic situation are in great need of the support of the Governmental agencies.
The joint statement, proposed to the Government, petitioned the EU to take action to support workers’ businesses in time to overcome this crisis, ”Mr. Cam proposed.
Meanwhile, the Joint Statement calls on the Government of Vietnam, the Governments of the member states of the European Union (EU), partners, and EU brands to provide timely and favorable mechanism for support for people and businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, simplifying administrative procedures; create mechanisms and support resources to help the textile, leather, shoes and bags industries become creative industries
Mr. Ngo Duy Hieu, Vice President of Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, emphasized that the joint statement expresses the wishes and aspirations of workers in the textile, footwear, and bags industries facing many difficulties. . Therefore, joint actions of partners are needed.
“First of all, the Government of Vietnam needs to continue providing support packages to life, removing administrative procedures to create conditions for businesses to ensure employee welfare policies.
At the same time, calling for EU partners – one of the strategic partners of Vietnam, the customer market. This is an action to realize the free trade agreement that both sides have signed and approved by the National Assembly, ”Mr. Hieu stated.
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