Grameenphone and Linde Bangladesh have donated around Tk 330.3 million to the Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation Fund for the welfare of the workers.
A five-member delegation led by Grameenphone Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Syed Tanvir Husain handed over the cheque worth of Tk 314 million to State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian in the conference room of the ministry on Tuesday.Linde Bangladesh Head of Human Resource Department Saika Majed handed over Tk 16.3 million to State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian at the same event.
“During this disastrous time of coronavirus, around two thousand workers have been provided assistance worth Tk 6.25 crore from this fund”, said Begum Monnujan Sufian at the cheque hand over ceremony, adding that the Labour Welfare Foundation will always work for the welfare of the workers.
Syed Tanvir Husain said, “We are firmly committed to standing beside the country during these unprecedented trying time of Covid-19, and we will continue to do so. We believe that our humble contribution to the labour welfare fund will inspire many others to come forward and stand by the workers in need.” Around 165 local, foreign and multinational companies, including Grameenphone, have been regularly contributing a certain portion of their dividends to this fund.
It was revealed at the cheque handover ceremony that the number of companies submitting dividends is increasing every month. At present, the amount deposited in this fund is about Tk 442 crore.
It is mentionable that a certain portion of Grameenphone’s dividend is regularly deposited in the Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation.
As the highest contributor to the fund, Grameenphone has so far deposited Tk 183,00,84,363 (Taka one eighty three crore eighty four thousand three hundred sixty three only).Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Employment KM Abdus Salam, Director General of Bangladesh Workers Welfare Foundation Begum Jebunnesa Karim, Director of Workers Welfare Foundation Shakila Zerin Ahmed, Director-General of the Department of Labour Gautam Kumar, Grameenphone Head of Regulatory Affairs Hossain Sadat, HR Business Partner and Circle HR Head Yeasir Mahmood Khan, Grameenphone Industrial Relations Head KM Sabbir Ahmed and Md Asaduzzaman a member of Grameenphone Industrial Relations Department, among others, were present at the event.