Bangladesh Govt to offer financial aid to RMG workers
As per reports, the Ministry of Labour and Employment has offered Tk 930 million to 7,000 RMG (Readymade Garment) workers and their relatives. This money was taken from the ministryâ€™s central fund.
As per reports, the Ministry of Labour and
Employment, Bangladesh, has offered Tk 930 million to 7,000 RMG (Readymade
Garment) workers and their relatives. This money was taken from the ministryâ€™s
The matter was
disclosed during the 14th board meeting of the central fund during
which The Labour and Employment Ministry has decided to distribute some money
from the central fund. Begum Monnujan Sufian, Chairperson, State Minister for
Labour and Employment headed the meeting which was held at the conference room
of Labour Bhaban in Bijaynagar, in Dhaka on last Thursday.
As per the
Bangladesh Labour Act, 0.03% of the total export value of the RMG industry is given directly to the fund
through Bangladesh Bank. Then this fund is given to the workers and their
families. In the light of the labour law, around Tk 2.82 billion was deposited
in the central fund. Approximately Tk 830 million from this fund is given to
the families of 4,188 workers in case of death incidents. 2,076 workers
received some portion of this fund for medical assistance, and the remaining
fund was given for the education of the 736 children of the workers.
Source â€“ Dhaka Tribune