Enhancing the participation of Grab drivers to access social security programs
On July 19, 2021, the VUSTA has approved receiption of the grant aid not in form of official development assistance, the project “Surveying the current situation and enhancing the participation of Grab drivers to access social security programs and improve working conditions” owned by the Center for Health Consultation and Community Development (CHD Center), an affiliated science and technology organization.
The project will be deployed in Hanoi from July 2021 to November 2021, funded by Stichting Oxfam Novib through its representative office in Vietnam (Oxfam Vietnam) with a total aid budget of EUR 19,966,69 equivalent to VND 561,407,072.
The overall goal of the project is to enhance access to social security, identify employment relationships, protect interests, and expand coverage of Health Insurance and Social Insurance, provide legal support, and improve employment conditions for the target group - Grab drivers in Hanoi.
According to the expected results, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor and the relevant ministries, agencies, units, and Grab Co., Ltd. will change their perspectives in terms of the identity of the "employment relationship" between Grab drivers and Grab Co., Ltd.
60% of drivers of Grab Co., Ltd. are communicated and has basic awareness of their rights and benefits, labor policies, and social security policies (health insurance, social insurance) through project’s communication activities and recommunication plan through Grab Co., Ltd.'s management software in the long term.
The group of drivers has been improved capacity to develop plans to develop communication activities to share information, improve working conditions and increase the access and participation in social security policies of the Government for members through group activities and management software of Grab Co., Ltd.
75% of leader team of drivers are trained to raise awareness and commitment in supporting members to have a basic understanding of labor policies, access and use social insurance and health insurance for drivers.
Sharing survey results on the current situation, needs and recommending to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to ensure increased accessibility and use of social insurance and health insurance services for drivers.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has been advised on the proposals and recommendations for policy changes to ensure enhanced access to social security for drivers.
The key partners of CHD Center in implementing this project are the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor (VGCL) and Grab Co., Ltd.