Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-The Bangladesh government has asked the apparel makers to clear the salaries and festival allowances of their workers by July 10 and 14 respectively ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims.
State Minister for Labour Mujibul Haque Chunnu made the announcement during a meeting with the members of “Crisis Management Committee” at his office in Dhaka Thursday afternoon.
The minister made the order so that no untoward incident could brew centring the payment of salary and festival allowances and the workers could celebrate the Eid smoothly after getting timely wages and bonus.
The wages for the month of June will be paid by July 10 while the festival bonus will be paid by July 14, the minister said.
Representatives from Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) and Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMEA) were also present at the meeting.
In response, the BGMEA and the BKMEA delegation and representatives from several factories have assured that their workers would be paid in due time.
Meanwhile, the BGMEA and the industrial police have already prepared a list of factories which may fail to clear the payments in due time due to cash crisis.
According to the calendar, the three-day Eid holidays are expected to begin from July 17 (depends on sighting of the moon).