Bangladesh’s NGWF demands new wage board for RMG workers

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Bangladesh-based National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) has sought the formation of a new wage board for readymade garment (RMG) workers in the face of rising living costs. The garments sector in Bangladesh is its largest export-oriented industry, according to the NGWF. The last time the minimum wage for apparel sector workers was set by the government was four years ago.

 

Bangladesh-based National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) has sought the formation of a new wage board for RMG workers in the face of rising living costs. The garments sector in Bangladesh is its largest export-oriented industry, according to the NGWF. The last time the minimum wage for apparel sector workers was set by the government was four years ago.

The NGWF, which was founded in 1984, has 87 registered factory unions and is viewed as one of the four major federations of garment workers’ unions in Bangladesh. 

 

Bangladesh-based National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) has sought the formation of a new wage board for RMG workers in the face of rising living costs. The garments sector in Bangladesh is its largest export-oriented industry, according to the NGWF. The last time the minimum wage for apparel sector workers was set by the government was four years ago.

Owing to the rapid increase in the prices of essential goods, house rent, and other living expenses, raising the wages of RMG workers has become an urgent matter, so that they are able to meet their basic needs, said the NGWF in a press release.

 

Bangladesh-based National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) has sought the formation of a new wage board for RMG workers in the face of rising living costs. The garments sector in Bangladesh is its largest export-oriented industry, according to the NGWF. The last time the minimum wage for apparel sector workers was set by the government was four years ago.

In November 2018, a gazette notification was issued which fixed the minimum monthly wage of RMG factory workers at Tk 8,000. The rate fixed at that time for around four million workers was 51 per cent more than Tk 5,300, the wage set on December 1, 2013.

 

Bangladesh-based National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) has sought the formation of a new wage board for RMG workers in the face of rising living costs. The garments sector in Bangladesh is its largest export-oriented industry, according to the NGWF. The last time the minimum wage for apparel sector workers was set by the government was four years ago.

Besides different basic pays and house rents, Tk 600 medical allowance, Tk 350 for conveyance, and Tk 900 food allowance were included in the minimum wages, according to Bangladesh media reports.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (NB)



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