Garment workers’ organisations will besiege the wage board office in Dhaka on August 5 demanding Tk 16,000 as minimum monthly wage for the ready-made garment sector.
The decision was announced on Sunday at a views exchange meeting at the central office of the Communist Party of Bangladesh in the capital.
The labour leaders rejected both the proposals placed by the representatives of owners and workers before the wage board. The factory owners wanted the monthly minimum wage to be set at Tk 6,360 while workers’ representative sought Tk 12,020.
CPB advisor and labour leader Manzurul Ahsan Khan at the meeting called on labour bodies to remain united and continue their movement to compel the government to announce the monthly minimum wage at Tk 16,000.
Manzur warned the workers to remain alert against conspiracies of the government and the factory owners.
Garment Sramik Odihikar Andolan coordinator Mahbubur Rahman Ismail, Garment Workers’ Trade Union Centre general secretary Joly Talukder, Garment Sramik o Shilpa Jatiya Mancha convener Abul Hossain, and Garment Sramik Sanghati president Taslima Akhter, among others, were present in the meeting.
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