‘Owners must pay within first 10 days’

The government will prosecute readymade garment factory owners if they do not pay their workers within 10 days of the beginning of a month.

“Action will be taken under the Labour Act against those who don’t pay salaries to their workers within the 10th of any month. Cases will be filed in the labour court against the relevant individuals”, said Labour and Manpower Secretary Mikail Shipar after the second cabinet meeting on the garment industry at the Secretariat on Sunday.

The meeting was chaired by Labour and Manpower Minister Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju.

Jute and Textile Minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui, Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Disaster and Relief Management Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, Commerce Minister GM Quader, Industries Minister Dilip Barua, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni and the Secretaries to these ministries were also present.

Shipar said, “Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan has presented some of his own recommendations. They were discussed in the meeting. Decisions will be reached once we review them.”

The meeting discussed the progress and implementation of various decisions that were taken in its first meet, he added.

A recommendation to add at least 200 people to the work force for the Ministry of Labour and Manpower was also discussed.

Source: Bd news24


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