Govt announces revised wage structure for RMG workers

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Dhaka, Jan 13: The government on Sunday announced the revised wage structure for readymade garment workers (RMG) after a tripartite meeting among the representatives of the workers and the owners and the government.Labour and Employment Secretary Afroza Khan announced the new wage structure following the meeting at the ministry here this afternoon.

She said grade 1 employees will get Taka 18,257, Taka 15,416 for grade 2, Taka 9,845 for grade 3, Taka 9,347 for grade 4, and Taka 8,875 for grade 5, Taka 8820 for grade 6 but Taka 8000 for grade 7 was kept intact under the revised wage structure, according to BSS.

As per the previous revised wage structure, 2018, the grade 1 employees was getting Taka 17510, Taka 14630 for grade 2, Taka 9590 for grade 3, Taka 9245 for grade 4, Taka 8855 for grade 5, Taka 8405 for grade 6 and Taka 8000 for grade 7.

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, State Minister for Labour and Employment Munnujan Sufian, Commerce Secretary Md. Mofizul Islam, on behalf of RMG owners BGMEA president Siddiqur Rahman, Salam Murshedi, MP, Atikur Rahman, Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin and AK Azad and on behalf of workers Nazma Akhter, Fazlul Haque Mantu and Amirul Islam Amin were present.