The government has decided to increase the minimum wages of garment workers. The minimum wage of garment workers has been increased by 56.25 percent to Tk 12,500.
Minister of State for Labor and Employment Mannujan Sufian announced the new wages at the Secretariat on Tuesday.
The state minister also said that the new wages will be effective from December 1.
Earlier in the morning this proposal was made in the meeting of garment owners.
The minimum wage for garment workers was last fixed in 2018. Accordingly, the garment workers were getting a minimum wage of Rs.8,000.
Accordingly, the minimum wage has increased by 4 thousand 500 taka compared to earlier. The wage growth rate is 56.25 percent.
The owner has proposed a minimum wage of 12 thousand 500 taka for the workers of the garment sector of the country. Siddiqur Rahman, former president of BGMEA, said that the owners gave this proposal in the meeting of the wage board on Tuesday. The labor representative who participated in the meeting also confirmed the matter.
Meanwhile, the garment workers of the country have been agitating for the last two weeks demanding a minimum wage of Tk 23,000. Many factories were temporarily closed due to this. However, the closed factories have started opening this week.