Manufacturing Industries Workers Bill passed

The state  minister says the proposed act will help implement the NWPC-recommended wage structure

The State-Owned Manufacturing Industries Workers (Conditions of Service) Bill, 2018 was passed in the parliament—it aims to  implement the recommendations made by the National Wage and Productivity Commission’s (NWPC).

State Minister for Labour and Employment M Mujibul Haq Chunnu moved the bill in the House, Thursday; it passed unanimously by oral vote—with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury chairing the session.

Placing the bill, the State Minister said: “The proposed act will help implement the new wage structure, recommended by the NWPC.”

“Prior to this, the government enacted the State-Owned Manufacturing Industries Workers (Conditions of Service) Act, in 2012, for the workers of state-run industries. However, the act insufficiently addresses the wage structure demanded by the workers.

“The government formed the National Wage and Productivity Commission in 2018, said the state minister, adding that the recommendations placed by the commission were approved by the government—which need to be effective under the new act,” he added.

Earlier the bill was sent to the concerned parliamentary standing committee, on September 10, for further scrutiny.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

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