The salary structure will now have four grades in place of five
After more than two weeks of unrest in the garment sector over minimum wages, normalcy has started to be restored with almost all factories reopening and workers returning to their workplaces yesterday.
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has said the take-home salary of a worker will be higher than the new minimum wage if other allowances are considered, a claim that was refuted by two union leaders and an economist.
The government today published the gazette on the recently declared minimum wage for garment workers, setting the monthly pay at Tk 12,500 and reducing the number of grades to five from seven.
At least 12 garment factories of Gazipur were declared closed after workers resumed protests demanding a minimum monthly wage of Tk 23,000
Female worker was shot dead yesterday in clash with police following union leaders' rejection of new minimum wage
A garment worker was shot dead and 30 people were injured in Gazipur as law enforcers opened fire on workers protesting for a minimum monthly wage of Tk 23,000, a day after it was fixed at Tk 12,500.
A female garment worker was killed in a clash between police and workers demonstrating for a minimum wage of Tk 23,000 in Gazipur's Konabari area today