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Govt to review construction and wood sector workers’ wages

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:37, Aug 04,2020

 
 

A file photo shows construction workers working on an under-construction building in the capital. The government has formed a wage board to review the minimum wages for the workers in the country’s construction and wood sector after eight years of the last revision. — New Age photo

The government has formed a wage board to review the minimum wages for the workers in the country’s construction and wood sector after eight years of the last revision.

The labour ministry has recently appointed representatives from the owners and the workers in the sector to the minimum wage board and asked the board to take necessary steps to review the minimum wages for the workers in the sector.

The ministry has appointed Md Salayan Kabir as the owners’ representative and Md Nurul Haque as the workers’ representative to the wage board.

The minimum wage for the construction and wood sector workers was last set in 2012 at Tk 9,982.50 as monthly gross pay including basic pay Tk 6,950, house rent Tk 2,432.50, medical allowance Tk 400 and travel allowance Tk 200.

For the daily-basis workers in the sector, the board had set Tk 375 as the daily minimum pay.

The minimum wage board consists of a chairman, an independent member, a permanent representative from the employers and a permanent representative from the workers.

To review the wages for workers and employees of any industrial sector, the labour ministry appoints one temporary representative from the employers and one temporary representative from the workers engaged in the sector.

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