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'Govt to bring all industries under central welfare fund'

Published: August 27, 2017 20:57:33 | Updated: October 21, 2017 21:41:11

'Govt to bring all industries under central welfare fund'

The government will bring all industries under the central fund created to provide financial support to the families of the workers who die or receive grave injuries in their work places.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this on Sunday while distributing cheques for compensation among crippled garment workers and family members of the deceased garment workers from a fund created by the readymade garment (RMG) sector.

The central fund under the labour and employment ministry has been created with 0.03 per cent of the export volume of the industries under BGMEA and BKMEA for welfare of the workers of the export oriented RMG sector.

A garment worker or his/her heirs would get Tk 0.3 million (Tk 3 lakh) from the fund in case of death or grave injuries during their work.

In case of any decomposition or death outside the working place a worker will get Tk 0.2 million (Tk 2 lakh) from the fund. source - BSS

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