RMG workers get new wage board
Report with recommendations to be submitted within 6 months
The government has formed a new wage board to review the existing wages of the garment industry workers.
Senior District Judge Syed Aminul Islam has become the wage board head.
Labour adviser of Bangladesh Employers' Federation Kazi Saifuddin Ahmed represents owners in the board.
Executive president of Bangladesh Sramik League Fazlul Haque Montu was also named as permanent member as representative of workers.
BGMEA President Siddiqur Rahman and Women's Affairs Secretary of Jatiya Sramik League Shamsunnahar Bhuiyan were included in the board with the four permanent members.
State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu announced the wage board at a press conference at the secretariat on Sunday.
Mujibul Haque said the committee will submit a report with recommendations within six months after scrutinising the present salary structure of the RMG workers.
"The government will finalise the salary structure following their report," he said.
Besides, the junior minister urged the RMG workers not to create any anarchy in the industry and assured them finalising the salary structure keeping their demands in consideration.
Meanwhile, Sidiqur Rahman said they will try to come up with a 'perfect' salary structure.
Former president of FBBCCI (Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry) AK Azad, leaders of the worker federations and organisations were also present at the briefing, says UNB.
Earlier, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) made a request to form the wage board.