100% RMG workers get salary-allowances: BGMEA
Published: 07:39 PM, 30 April 2022 Updated: 09:57 PM, 30 April 2022
100% RMG workers get salary- allowances: BGMEA; File Photo
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) president Faruque Hassan Sarkar today claimed that 100 readymade garments (RMG) workers got salary and festival bonus ahead of holy Eid-ul-Fitr.
He came up with the development while speaking to reporters on Saturday.
Thanking the law enforcers, labor leaders and all concerned, the BGMEA president said that the garment workers are going to celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr with their families.
He thanks entrepreneurs for paying the due salaries and bonuses in spite of hundreds of limitations by maintaining the continuity of the previous year.
Faruque Hassan said that 100 percent of the factories have given festival allowances and advance salaries for the month of April 2022 to the workers as per the decision of the government. Eid holidays have been provided in 100% of the factories.
The BGMEA president said that according to the information received, the traffic congestion on the highways has come down this time due to the holidays being given on different dates and at different times. He thanked the government for taking various steps to reduce traffic congestion on the highways and make the Eid holidays easier and safer, especially for the smooth running of ongoing development projects without compromising the public interest.
He also requested the government to complete the development projects in the shortest possible time to accelerate the economic progress of the country.
He expressed hope that the completion of the development projects would significantly improve the traffic situation on the highways and people would be able to travel more smoothly.
As the Covid situation is better this year than that of the previous two years. Hence more workers are going home to celebrate Eid with their families this year, added the BGMEA chief.
He said, "We wish every worker and factory owner would reach home safely and celebrate Eid with their families."
The BGMEA president urged all homebound people, including garment workers to follow health safety guidelines rules, including wearing masks.
He also requested the government authorities concerned to intensify monitoring to ensure that buses, trains, and launches plying on different routes do not carry extra passengers and can avoid any untoward accident on the way to home on the occasion of Eid.