Garment workers will get wages for the month of May by June 10 and the festival allowance by day before the closure of their respective units.
The readymade garment (RMG) workers might get partial payment for the month of June if owners are able to pay provided with discussion between the owners and the workers.
The decisions came at the 36th meeting of crisis management core committee headed by state minister for labour Mujibul Haque Chunnu held Tuesday at his secretariat office in the capital.
“Usually monthly wages are being paid within the seven working days of the next month. But we sit to confirm that they (workers) get the monthly wages and festival allowance in time ahead of the Eid,” the minister said.
It has been decided that monthly wages for the month of May must be paid by June 10, he said.
Eid vacations would start phase by phase and festival allowance must also be paid before the closure, the minister said announcing the June 14 deadline in this regard.
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) president Md Siddiqur Rahman, Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association vice president Fazlee Shamim Ehsan, Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments inspector general Shamsuzzaman Bhuiyan and representatives from Industrial Police, labour leaders, law enforcing agencies, among others were present in the meeting.
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