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RMG Workers Festival Allowance

Government orders payment by July 27

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:15, Jul 21,2020

 
 

The government on Monday announced that the country’s readymade garment factory owners would pay festival allowances by July 27 and half of the wages of current month by July 30 to their workers ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

The workers of other industrial sectors would get their full wages of current month and festival allowances by July 25, state minister for labour Monnujan Sufian made the announcement before the reporters following a meeting with factory owners and labour leaders at Shrama Bhaban in the city.

The state minister said that as per the decision of the tripartite meeting, workers of the industrial sectors would enjoy three-day Eid vacation in line with the government holidays.

The workers would not be allowed to leave the work area to contain the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, Monnujan Sufian said.

The junior minister once again requested factory owners not to retrenched workers amid the pandemic.

Labour secretary K M Abdus Salam, additional secretary Rezaul Haque, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association president Rubana Huq, Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik League president Fazlul Haque Montu and IndustriAll Bangladesh Council secretary general China Rahman, among others, attended the meeting.

Earlier, on July 15 the state minister at a meeting with the leaders Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad called on factory owners including RMG to pay the wages for the month of July and festival allowance to the workers by July 25.

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