RMG workers demand Tk 8000 as minimum payStaff Correspondent
Different garment worker organisations on Sunday handed over their proposals to the wage board for re-fixing the minimum wage and a new wage-structure for the apparel workers.
Garments Sramik Sangram Parishad, a combine of eight garment worker organisations, demanded Tk 8,000 as the minimum monthly wage for a garment worker, while Garment Sramik Shilpa Rakkha Jatiya Mancha, a combine of 14 garment worker organisations, Tk 5,000 as the minimum basic wage in their proposals.
The government has formed the six-member wage board to re-fix the wages of the garment workers, who now get Tk 3,000 per month as the minimum wage.
Before handing over the proposal, the Sangram Parishad coordinator Rafiqul Islam Pakhik at a rally in front of the National Press Club said that more than 40 lakh garment workers were suffering a lot as
they were getting poor wages.
He said that the minimum monthly wage should be fixed at Tk 8,000 considering the prices of essentials.
The leaders of the combine Mahbubur Rahman Ismail, Mir Mofazzel Hossain, Taslima Akhter, Shabnam Hafiz and others addressed the rally.
After the rally a delegation of the combine handed over the proposals to the wage board members at its Segunbagicha office.
In a separate programme, a delegation of leaders of the Jatiya Mancha also handed over their proposals.
Garment labour leaders Abul Hossain, Golam Rabbani, Tapan Saha, Jahanara Brgum and others were in the delegation.
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