The government has announced minimum wage for the garments workers. It was announced keeping minimum wage 8 thousand taka. It will be effective after the month of December next.
State Minister for Labor and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu announced the wage structure at an emergency press conference at the ministry on Thursday.
On January 14 of the current year the government formed wage board for the garments workers. The wage board consisting four permanent members, president of garments owners’ association-BGMEA and a representative from the workers fixed the wage considering the overall matters.
Earlier, on November 7, 2013 the gazette was issued fixing minimum wage 5 thousand 300 taka for the garments workers.