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Vietnamese workers to have 4 days off for National Day

Vietnamese workers to have 4 days off for National Day

Friday, July 28, 2023, 16:54 GMT+7
Vietnamese workers to have 4 days off for National Day
The four-day National Day holiday will be an opportunity for the young to travel. Photo: Nguyen Hien / Tuoi Tre

Public workers in Vietnam will enjoy four consecutive days off from September 1 to 4 for the National Day (September 2) holiday, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs announced on Friday.

Laborers in the country are entitled to two days off for the National Day holiday.

However, National Day this year falls on Saturday, so public workers will be given an extra day off on Monday (September 4) to ensure they still have two work days off.

Public workers will thus have a four-day break from Friday (September 1) to Monday (September 4).

Agencies and organizations that do not implement a fixed work regime with two days off every weekend should rely on their specific operation plans to arrange a suitable holiday schedule, Minister of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung said.

Laborers who are not public officials and civil servants will be off on Saturday (September 2) and one preceding or following day.

From 2021, Vietnam has mandated a total of 11 public holidays, including the two days off for the National Day holiday.

Employees who work on National Day are entitled to at least 300 percent of their daily wage plus their salary on the day, according to the Labor Code.

This means that they will receive a minimum of 400 percent of their daily wage if they work on September 2.

If laborers work at night on National Day, they will receive an additional 20 percent of their daily wage, besides the 400 percent of their salary.

Employers must get laborers’ agreement to arrange them to work on National Day. 

Violators will face a fine of VND10-20 million (US$424-849) each.

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Thanh Ha - Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre News

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