Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL) and Unilever Consumer Care Limited (UCCL) have donated Tk 71.84 million to the Labour Welfare Fund under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
UBL Company Secretary and Legal Director SM Rashed Quayum and Head of Corporate Affairs Shamima Akhter along with UCCL Regulatory Affairs Head and Company Secretary Mohammad Naharul Molla handed over the cheques to State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Mannujan Sufian at the Secretariat in the capital on Tuesday.
According to the Bangladesh Labour Act, all the local and internationals company in Bangladesh, has to donate one-tenth of the five percent of the total profit at the end of the year. So far, over Tk 5.65 billion has been deposited in this fund. The fund promises to help the workers and their family in case of any major disaster. Sakiun Nahar Begum, Secretary in Charge, and Begum Zebunnesa Karim (Additional Secretary), Director General Bangladesh Labor Welfare Foundation, were also present at the ceremony.