Nike and Adidas supplier offers bigger Tet bonuses

By Le Tuyet   December 12, 2022 | 04:00 pm PT
Nike and Adidas supplier offers bigger Tet bonuses
Pou Chen Vietnam employees after work. Photo by VnExpress/ Huu Khoa
Some 130,000 workers at Taiwanese-invested footwear maker Pou Chen Vietnam, a contract manufacturer for giants like Nike, Adidas and Puma, will enjoy a 30% increase in Tet bonuses this year.

That puts the annual windfall for employees at the global shoe supplier back to pre-Covid levels.

Eight Pou Chen Vietnam factories in HCMC and four in the southern provinces of Dong Nai, Tien Giang, Tay Ninh and Ba Ria Vung Tau announced on Monday that they will set aside over VND1.5 trillion ($62.5 million) as bonuses for workers for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year Festival). Tet, the most important festival in Vietnam, falls in late January 2023.

Depending on seniority, workers who have worked for the company a full year or more will be given Tet bonuses of 1-2.2 months’ salary, from around VND6.5 million ($274.20) to nearly VND26 million. The highest bonus in 2022 was 1.54 months’ salary, while in 2021 the figure stood at 1.87 months.

Besides Tet bonuses, the biggest and most anticipated reward for workers, Vietnam’s largest employer and trade unions at of its eight factories have planned provide free bus tickets home to migrant workers who will be able to enjoy Tet in their hometowns. Other gifts to poor employees will also be distributed.

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