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BGMEA & BKMEA provides subsidized essentials to workers
03
Sep '08
Leading trade bodies for woven and knitwear, the two major sub-sectors of readymade garments industry, announced the launch of its rationing programs from yesterday.

The program aims at catering essential commodities to workers across the nation at a subsidized rate.

Official sources from Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers Association (BKMEA), told Fibre2fashion, “The program has been initiated with the joint efforts of our association and Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) for providing workers at the mill with commodities like rice, lentil, chola and other basic part of their staple food at a price much lower compared to the market value. The distribution has already started and will continue through the entire month of Ramadan.”

It was also informed that the association has sent a proposal to the ministry of labor for increasing the wages of the workers by way of providing special allowances. An announcement of a salary hike from the government is likely to come in a few days.

BGMEA planned to sell the essential commodities at nine spots in and around Dhaka including two spots in Chittagong. Theses are Malibagh Healthcare Centre, Postagola Healthcare Centre, Mirpur Healthcare Centre, Mohammadpur Healthcare Centre, Gulshan Healthcare Centre, Uttara Healthcare Centre, Narayanganj Healthcare Centre, Dilon Tower (Gazipur Chowrasta) and Konabari Healthcare Centre.

Besides, President of the association also told reporters, “Under the package, workers can purchase essentials once a week showing their identity cards”.

BKMEA on the other hand has selected a total of five spots in Dhaka, Narayanganj and Savar for implementing its rationing plan in a quantity and at price similar to those offered by the BGMEA. It had started selling essentials to workers at a subsidized rate since last year and continued it through the month of Ramadan.

Laxity on part of the Government to effectively enforce law and order has given way to labor unrest in the largest export-earning sector.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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