Chunnu urges RMG workers to rejoin by Dec 17

DHAKA, State Minister for Labour and Employment Md Mujibul Haque Chunnu today urged the garment workers to resume their duties by December 17.

Any disparity in the new wage structure of the garments sector would be

resolved within January next through discussion with all stakeholders of the

sector, he said while addressing a crisis management core committee meeting

at Bangladesh Secretariat here.

the state minister also assured that basic pay in any grade would not be

reduced in the new wage structure but unfortunately concern created among the

workers of the sector after publishing the gazette of the new wage structure.

Following the concern, unrest has been spread among the workers in

Narayanganj, Gazipur and Ashulia areas, he said adding that all confusion

would be removed after getting the wage for the month of January next year.

The meeting was attended, among others, by Secretary to the ministry Afroza

Khan, President of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters

Association (BGMEA) Md Siddiqur Rahman, Inspector General of Inspection

Directorate of Factories and Institutions Shamsuzzaman Bhuiyan, Director

General (DG) of Labour Directorate Shibnath Ray, Director General (DG) of

Industrial Police Abdus Salam and leaders of different workers unions.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)