Board to meet Oct 3 to finalise RMG wage | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 26, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 26, 2010

Board to meet Oct 3 to finalise RMG wage

The minimum wage board for setting the salary of garment workers has so far received 365 objections and recommendations both from owners and workers.
Chairman of the board Ikteder Ahmed said the owners submitted 343 and the workers and their representatives put forward 22 objections and recommendations.
He, however, said the board will sit in a meeting on October 3 to finalise the draft recommendations of the minimum wage structure for the garment workers to be effective from November 1.
The chairman also said some workers and their representatives rejected the recommended minimum salary at Tk 3,000 per month. They also demanded reviewing the grades fourth, fifth and sixth, saying the salary structure in those grades is low compared to that in grade one.
The owners recommended finalising the draft salary structure adopted on July 29, he said.
Shamsunnahar Bhuiyan, the workers' representative on the board, said if any changes take place in the draft, it will be based on a consensus, but the new wage structure should be effective from November 1.
The minimum pay at entry level was reset at
Tk 3,000 a month.

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