Agitating workers of Tuba Group hold demonstration while law enforcers try to resist them in the capital’s Badda on Thursday. Photo: Amran Hossain
The wages and over time bills for July will be distributed among workers of Tuba Group at BGMEA head office in the capital tomorrow.
The owner of the Group, Delwar Hossain, has agreed to pay the arrears,” BGMEA Vice President Shahidul Azim told The Daily Star over cellphone this afternoon.
Around Tk 1.25 crore will be distributed among the workers. The distribution will begin from 2:00pm on Sunday, he said.
The decision for payment of arrears to the Tuba workers was taken at a meeting at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 6:00pm.
Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan, State Minister for Labour and Employment Md Mojibul Haque Chunnu, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association President Atiqul Islam, its Vice-President Shahidul Azim, and representatives from workers were present at the meeting, Shahidul Azim said.
On July 28, workers of five factories owned by Tuba Group went on a hunger strike for the outstanding payments of more than Tk 4.14 crore.