Government announces revised wage structure for garment workers


13th January, 2019 08:34:02 printer

Government announces revised wage structure for garment workers

The government has announced the revised wage structure for garment workers after a tripartite meeting among the representatives of the workers and the owners and the government.


Labour and Employment Secretary Afroza Khan announced the new wage structure following the meeting at the ministry in city on Sunday afternoon.


She said grade 1 employees will get Taka 18,257, Taka 15,416 for grade 2, Taka 9,845 for grade 3, Taka 9,347 for grade 4, and Taka 8,875 for grade 5, Taka 8820 for grade 6 but Taka 8000 for grade 7 was kept intact under the revised wage structure.


As per the previous revised wage structure, 2018, the grade 1 employees was getting Taka 17510, Taka 14630 for grade 2, Taka 9590 for grade 3, Taka 9245 for grade 4, Taka 8855 for grade 5, Taka 8405 for grade 6 and Taka 8000 for grade 7.


Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, State Minister for Labour and Employment Munnujan Sufian, Commerce Secretary Md. Mofizul Islam, on behalf of RMG owners BGMEA president Siddiqur Rahman, Salam Murshedi, MP, Atikur Rahman, Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin and AK Azad and on behalf of workers Nazma Akhter, Fazlul Haque Mantu and Amirul Islam Amin were present.