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‘Owners to pay half-month salary before Eid’

Published : 12 Apr 2022 12:39 AM | Updated : 12 Apr 2022 03:40 PM

Owners of all sectors, including garments, will pay workers Eid bonuses and at least 15 days' salary this month before the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday.

The decision was taken at the 71st meeting of the Tripartite Consultative Council-TCC of the Ministry and the 12th meeting of RMG TCC chaired by State Minister for Labor and Employment Begum Mannujan Sufian at the conference room of Shram Bhaban in the capital.

At the press briefing after the meeting, the Minister of State for Labor said that the employers would pay Eid bonus to the workers of all sectors including state-owned, private, institutional and non-institutional, including at least 15 salaries for the current (April) month and if any arrears.

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 The state minister said the workers' Eid holiday will be given to the workers in conjunction with the government holiday. However, in case of emergency export, you can go back and forth on leave subject to discussion with the workers. He said a letter would be sent to the Governor of Bangladesh Bank to keep the bank open even on holidays to facilitate the payment of wages and bonuses to the workers in labor-intensive areas. He urged the concerned people to take measures so that the workers could travel on Eid holidays without any hindrance. 

He wished the cooperation of all the owners and workers in celebrating Eid well.

Secretary of the Ministry Md Ehsane Elahi, Additional Secretary Jebunnesa Karim, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce Nusrat Jabin Banu, Inspector General of the Department of Factory and Establishment Inspection Md Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Director General of the Department of Labor Khaled Mamun Chowdhury, Bangladesh Employers President Md Nasir Uddin, Director Harun Ur Rashid, President of Jatiya Sramik League Nur Qutb Alam Mannan along with various ministries, industrial police, senior officials of organizations and workers' organizations participated in the meeting.

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