Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / RMG units unable to pay Tk 5,000 minimum pay
RMG units unable to pay Tk 5,000 minimum pay
May '10
Majority of the apparel factory owners say that, currently, they are not in a condition to raise the minimum wages of workers from the current salary of Tk 1662.50 to 5,000.

The continuous rise in production cost, clubbed with purchaser's pressure for cheaper rates, were few of the key reasons due to which, garment factory owners are unable to fulfil the worker's minimum wage demands.

During the last month, workers from several factories carried out many protest rallies to push the factory owners to execute their demands for increasing minimum pay.

An expert while detailing the current challenges of the industry said that, timely delivery was the most crucial issue. More so, although, the apparel sector was reviving out of the worst global economic crisis, they were still being pulled down by the energy crisis, which was leading to reduced production.

Worker's incompetence has also played its part in bringing down the production, he said, but then also added that, the factory owners would continue to follow the Wage Board's decision as regards wage execution.

Another expert stated that, the sector at present is not equipped to raise the minimum salary to Tk 5,000, as it would then raise the cost of production. But, at the same time, he did accept that, the salaries should be raised and that they should atleast match the seven payment wage grades laid down by the Wage Board for apparel workers.

Along with the gas and energy crunch, lies another problem and that is, the current rise in domestic yarn prices, which are following the exorbitant hike in global raw cotton prices. All this has further pressurized the apparel factory owners.

The workers' demand for a hike in their salaries was although quite reasonable, but causing harm to the factories and cordoning the roads was not the right way to press for their demands. Rather, they should deal with the factory owners on a one-on-one basis and discuss out their demands, averred another industrial expert.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

President Donald Trump; Courtesy: White House

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

US textile industry eager to work with President Trump

The US textile industry is eager to work with President Donald Trump...

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

LyondellBasel expands Texas plant ethylene capacity

US based producer of petrochemicals and speciality chemicals...

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

China’s cotton imports down 39% in 2016

China’s total cotton imports declined by 39.1 per cent to ...tons in...

Interviews View All

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search