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Announcement of minimum wage for RMG workers tomorrow likely

Published : 05 Nov 2023 10:49 PM

The Minimum Wage Board for the RMG sector willhold its 6th meeting on November Tuesday at 11:00am to finalise theminimum wage following continuous demands for raising wages by readymadegarments workers.

The meeting will be held at the office of the board at Segunbagicha in the capital, the board said in a press statement on Sunday.

Garments workers in the capital and adjoining areas have been protesting with the demand for a minimum wage of Taka 23,000 for a week, despite efforts by the government, workers' leaders, and owners' associations to normalise the situation.

On October 21, workers demanded that their minimum wage be increased from the existing Taka 8,000 to Taka 20,390 while the owners have proposed to increase it to Taka 10,400.