The minimum wages of workers in the garment industry have been increased. According to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the basic wages of garment industry workers have been increased by 56.25 percent to a minimum wage of Tk 12,500. State Minister for Labor and Employment Begum Mannujan Sufian informed this information.
Out of this basic salary is 6 thousand 700 taka, house rent allowance is 50% of basic salary 3 thousand 350 taka, medical allowance is 750 taka, travel allowance is 450 taka and food allowance is 1 thousand 250 taka. The new wages will be effective from December 1.
Earlier this wage was finalized in the sixth meeting of the board formed to determine the wages of garment workers.
The state minister informed reporters about the new wage hike at a press briefing at his ministry’s meeting room at the Secretariat on Tuesday (November 7).
The press conference was attended by former president of FBCCI Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, president of BKMEA Salim Osman, additional secretary of the Ministry of Labor and Employment. Taufiqul Arif, Minimum Wage Board Chairman Liaqat Ali Mollah, Owners’ Representative and Former President of BGMEA Siddiqur Rahman, BGMEA President Farooq Hasan, Wage Board’s Permanent Representative of Labor Sultan Ahmed, Clothing Industry Wage Determination Committee’s Representative of Labor Sirajul Islam Roni, Workers League president Noor Qutb Ali Mannan along with senior officials of the Ministry of Labor and Employment.