B’desh workers’ unrest: 29 teams formed to monitor wage execution

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

02-February-2019  |  1 min read

Workers Agitation
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After the recent workers’ unrest that hit the country’s readymade garment industry hard,  Bangladesh Government has now reportedly formed 29 committees to monitor implementation of the latest wage structure and labour situation in the country’s different labour-intensive industrial hubs so as to avert any labour agitation.

“The main purpose of forming the teams is to monitor the labour situation and wage implementation in the labour-intensive zones to avert any untoward situation like the recent labour unrest that took place in different apparel hubs.” – Shamsuzzaman Bhuiyan, Inspector General, Department of Inspections for Factories and Establishments (DIFE)

As per media reports, the committees or teams — comprising representatives from DIFE and Department of Labour (DoL) – each having two members, have been instructed to make necessary arrangements for mass publicity of the recently launched emergency hotline number in the factories besides being assigned the responsibility to settle the issues related to termination or firing from jobs in line with the labour laws.

The teams would reportedly work in the industrial hubs of Dhaka, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Khulna, Chittagong, Sylhet, Moulvibazar and Habiganj.

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