Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Minister assures new minimum wage for RMG workers
Minister assures new minimum wage for RMG workers
Jul '10
Labour and Employment and Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain recently stated that, the government will soon be coming out with revised minimum wages for the readymade garment (RMG) workers.

He divulged that, they have already had successful discussions with the government authorities, apparel factory owners and workers and they anticipate that, they would soon be able to propose a minimum wage, acceptable to all.

The Minister made the above statements as he attended a meet with the US Ambassador to Bangladesh, James F Moriarty, at the Secretariat Office. Several topics concerning the two-pronged issues and collective interest were mulled over during the meet.

Government, in the wake of turbulences prevailing in many of the RMG units, has constituted a wage board under the leadership of District and Sessions Judge, Iktedar Ahmed, to work out the minimum wage, acceptable to all.

Till now, government has three times declared the minimum wages. The same for the very first time was fixed at Tk 600, at Tk 975 for the second time and lastly at Tk 1,662.

While the government has elucidated turbulences prevailing in the RMG sector as remote occurrences, the Minister informed that, such circumstances may occur at a point of time in the industry with 4 million workers working in 3,500 factories.

Also, he updated the US ambassador of the fact that, the government is mulling on formation of trade unions in RMG sector, so as to ensure workers of their rights as employees.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: SKF

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

SKF brings predictive maintenance for machinery to India

SKF India, a global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics,...

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

Gap, Athleta to increase use of sustainable fibres

Gap, one of the world's most iconic apparel and accessories brand and ...

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

Shima Seiki releases Shima KnitPLM software

Shima Seiki Mfg., leading Japanese computerised flat knitting machine ...

Interviews View All

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Angelina Francesca Cheang

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

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

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

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

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

April 2017

April 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search