LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd has contributed Tk 9.9 million from a part of its profit to the Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation Fund.
The company’s general manager ABM Mamun-ur-Rashid handed over the cheque to State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian at the Secretariat on Sunday, said a release.Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation Fund Director General Mollah Jalal Uddin and LafargeHolcim Bangladesh workers’ representative were present at the cheque handover ceremony.
Under the amended labour law, profit-earning companies have to contribute one tenth of 5 per cent of their net profit to their participatory welfare funds as well as the government-formed labour welfare fund.
Till date, a total of 176 companies contributed about Tk 4.90 billion to the fund and around 10,500 workers have received approximately Tk 440 million from this fund.
Meanwhile, a four-member delegation led by former secretary Mahfuzul Haque and Mikail Shipar of Practical Action in Bangladesh handed over a report titled ‘Developing Guidelines for Joint Policy Recommendations on decent Labour Rights of Informal Waste and Sanitation Workers’ to the state minister on the occasion.
Former joint secretary Md Aminul Islam and Practical Action in Bangladesh Project Manager Uttom Kumar were present on the occasion.