With a view to reviewing the existing wages of the garment industry workers, the government has formed a new wage board.
State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu made the disclosure at a press conference at the secretariat on Sunday.
Earlier, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) made a request to form the wage board.
BGMEA President Siddiqur Rahman and Women's Affairs Secretary of Jatiya Sramik League Shamsunnahar Bhuiyan have been included in the board with four other permanent members, said the state minister.
Mujibul Haque said the committee will submit a report with recommendations within six months after scrutinizing the present salary structure of the RMG workers. The government will finalise the salary structure following their report.
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.
The briefing was also attended by former president of FBBCCI AK Azad, leaders of the worker federations and organizations.