Call to re-fix minimum wage of RMG workers
Labour leaders yesterday demanded the government re-fix the minimum wage of garment workers considering the price hike of essentials.
National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) leaders said this at a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters' Unity auditorium in the city yesterday.
They placed a 19-point demand, including trade unionism in the export processing zones (EPZs) and other garment factories, rationing system for workers, equal wages for women and uninterrupted supply of electricity and gas for factories.
The leaders said the minimum wage fixed at Tk 1662 per month in 2006 is still maintained, adding that it is necessary to re-fix the salary in line with the present price situation.
NGWF General Secretary Amirul Haque Amin read out a written speech at the press conference where its President Shahida Sarkar, vice presidents Nurun Nahar and Md Faruk Khan and Joint Secretary Nahar also took part.