The Bangladesh government is taking measures to make garment factories pay out on a new minimum wage deal.

It follows widespread protesting by thousands of garment workers who did not received the agreed pay rise this month.

A statement by Bangladesh Garment Manufactures and Exporters Association (BGMEA) said Government will now form a 'tripartite steering committee' to tackle the unrest and implement the new wage.

Garment factories are supposed to pay a minimum monthly salary of BDT3,000 (US$43), up from BDT1,662 ($24) previously, after a deal was struck in July.

The committee will have representatives from different ministries including labour and finance, wage board, BGMEA, BKMEA and labour unions, the statement added.