BANGLADESH: Committee formed to action pay increase
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.
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