Hanoi to support more than 11,000 teachers affected by Covid-19
hanguyen0409 10-11-2020, 15:15

Hanoi will support more than 11,000 teachers who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in accordance with a newly-issued resolution of the Vietnamese government.

Accordingly, the resolution regulates assistance for workers in non-public education institutions. In Hanoi, it is expected that thousands of teachers will benefit from the policy.

Specifically, each will be supported with VND1.8 million (US$77.31) per month during three months.


Hanoi to support more than 11,000 teachers affected by Covid-19

 Hanoi will support more than 11,000 teachers who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Pham Hung/Kinhtedothi.vn

The support period would not exceed three months depending on the time of labor contract interruption or suspension and the actual evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic, starting from April 1, 2020.

Mr. Nguyen Hong Dan, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, said that his department has coordinated with the municipal Department of Education and Training to review beneficiary cases in non-public education institutions and self-funded public schools.

Hanoi’s 40,000 non-public school staff suffer pay cuts due to Covid-19

According to statistic from the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, some 40,000 teachers and employees working at non-public education institutions in Hanoi have been subject to salary cuts as their schools have to be closed because of the novel coronavirus.

Thousands of them are not receiving any salary during this period, the department said, adding that the beneficiaries are among 45,642 people working at 3,225 non-public education institutions in Hanoi.

Many of these schools, like others across the country, have been shut down since early February as a precaution against the spread of Covid-19.

Just over 120 non-public schools in Hanoi, including 83 kindergartens, 13 primary schools, six secondary schools and 20 secondary schools, have managed to continue to pay full salaries to their staff. The rest have only managed to pay part of their employees’ salaries during the school closings.

Hanoi’s education department said it had asked the city administration to subsidize schools in paying the basic salary or stipend to affected staff, especially those who need to cover their rent, raise young children or receive medical treatment.

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