Senior Correspondent: State minister for laboour and employment Monnujan Sufian has urged garment factory owners to pay workers bonus by May 30 and salary by June 2.
He made the urge at a meeting of the Crisis management core committee chaired by her at the ministry on Thursday.
She said, “In the meeting, the factory owners agreed that the salary of at least 20 days of the month of May to be paid by June 2 and festival bonus by May 30 so that the workers can go to their village homes smoothly.”
If any owner wants to pay the salary of the whole month of May, they can do it, she added.
Leaders from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Bangladesh Textile Mills Association, trade union leaders, industrial police, government high-ups from different ministries and district attended the 42nd meeting of the core committee to decide about the salary disbursement to the workers ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr.
risingbd/Dhaka/May 23, 2019/Naymuddin/AKA