DHAKA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Bangladesh, the world's second biggest garment exporter behind China, will consider demands for an increase in the minimum wage, a minister said, after a third day of clashes with police that killed one worker and wounded dozens. Protests resumed on Wednesday with workers blocking roads and burning tyres near the capital, Dhaka, but no violence was reported. The government formed a panel of factory owners, union leaders and government officials to inv
Bangladesh’s minimum wage board, formed to review the wages for readymade garment (RMG) workers, has finalised its proposal setting Tk 8,000 ($95 approx) as minimum monthly wage ignoring all objections of the trade union federations and factory owners. The wage might not change and would be applicable from December this year, state minister for labour Md Mujibul Haque said. The gazette notification recommending the wage for the lowest-grade workers was published on October 8,
02.10.2018 The IndustriALL Bangladesh Council has called for an immediate review of the new minimum wage, saying it fails to meet workers’ expectations. They demand that the new rate be doubled. The council – made up of IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Bangladesh – said that the Taka 8,000 (US $95) per month minimum wage is inadequate to meet the living costs of Bangladeshi garment workers. The council pointed out that rent has increased by up to 50 per cent, and other
Bangladesh's National Minimum Wage Board is set to hold a second meeting on Sunday (8 July) to review pay for ready-made garment workers. Currently, the minimum wage for the country's clothing workers is BDT5,300 per month (US$68). Unions are demanding a tripling to BDT16,000. As well as a payrise, workers have been demanding a statutory framework to govern pay grades The Bangladesh Government is meeting this weekend to discuss a new minimum wage for employees in the country'