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Garment workers to get pension facilities: Chunnu

Sun Online Desk

7th August, 2016 07:33:07 printer

Garment workers to get pension facilities: Chunnu

File Photo: State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu.

State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu on Sunday said the government is taking an initiative to introduce pension facilities for all export oriented apparel workers to make their retired life smooth and hassle free.

"Labour and Employment Ministry is planning to introduce pension facilities for all apparel workers and all workers will come under the facilities gradually," he told journalists while exchanging views with Labour Rights Journalists Forum at the state minister's secretariat office here.

The government has taken various steps including forming a special welfare fund from July for the apparel workers, said Chunnu, adding that about Taka 89 lakh has already been deposited in the welfare fund.

He said the government's Labour Welfare Fund has got a total of Taka 171 crore till now while over Taka two crore has been given to different workers as assistance.


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