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Labour Secretary Mikail Shipar

PM's relief fund to merge with Rana Plaza package

Rana Plaza victims will receive compensation from retailers minus the amount they got from the prime minister's relief fund, Labour Secretary Mikail Shipar said yesterday. For instance, as per ILO convention 121, a dead worker's family was supposed to receive Tk 29 lakh as compensation. So, if they have already received Tk 10 lakh from the prime minister's fund, they can expect to be given another Tk 19 lakh from the Rana Plaza Trust Fund. “The victims thought they will receive...

BGMEA starts training factory managers

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association yesterday began its first-ever training for mid-level managers, often to take the blame for labour unrest and industrial disasters. About 100 factory managers comprising officials from compliance, human resources and administration departments took part in the daylong training programme at the BGMEA headquarters in Karwan Bazar. Ministers, bureaucrats and business leaders welcomed the move, saying the initiative would help narrow the gap between workers and factories, increase productivity and cut down the frequency of unrest...

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