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PM orders to coordinate wage structure for workers

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 05:24 PM, 13 January 2019   Updated: 05:56 PM, 13 January 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered to coordinate and solve the wage structure of garment workers.

In the chaos caused in the garment industry, the government has decided to coordinate the grades, as the readymade garment (RMG) workers are not getting the expected salary in some wage grade which was announced for them.  

According to sources in the labor and employment ministry's conference room, the state minister for the Ministry of Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian will announce the wage for workers on Sunday.

According to sources, the government has set up a tripartite wage committee to look into the interest of the country's economy and to protect the interests of the garment industry and workers of this sector.

Based on the opinion of all concerned and for the workers' sake, the adjustment of wage grade 3,4 and 5 may be decided.

 The decision has been taken after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered to increase the wages at reasonable rates for the workers.   

According to sources, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered the coordination of wage grade 3,4 and 5 with the addition of wage grade 1,2. After adjusting, the wages will increase at a reasonable rate in each grade.

In the context of the new wage structure, the garment workers have been protesting in different parts of the country, including the capital, for the last several days demanding payment of the promised wage and change of wage structure.