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New RMG wage structure gives birth to mix reactions
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Jul '10
On Thursday, July 29, government officially declared the new minimum salary structure for the readymade garment sector, in anticipation that the same will bring an end to the prolonged labour unrest in the sector, over wages.

Labour and Employment Minister declared the new pay package for about 3.5 million RMG workers of the country.

While the entry level minimum salary has been set at Tk 3,000, in this Tk 2,000 is basic pay, Tk 800 is for house rent and Tk 200 is for medical allowance. Wage for beginners has been fixed at Tk 2,500 from the current Tk 1,200.

More so, as the new wage package comes to effect from November 1, 2010, it will affect labourers of different grades, who will experience a hike in their salaries, at different rates.

But the apparel labourer's union leaders are still dejected over the new pay structure as right from the beginning of their agitation they have been negotiating for Tk 5,000 as minimum salary.

An official from the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) also supported worker's resentment over the new minimum salary structure, as it failed to meet their expectations.

This official also informed that, it was now time for the government to take on responsibilities, such as giving out stimulus packages and eradicating bottlenecks of weak infrastructure. More so, yearly review of the minimum wage, based on the recent situation, is also a need of the hour.

Government had asked CPD to submit a report on increase of prices of the daily commodities since 2006, prior to announcing the second wage structure. Through this report it was found that cost of the bare minimum essentials had gone up by 70 percent since 2006.

However, the new wage structure was welcomed by business associations and other organisations of garments firm owners, as they felt that the new wage package will rope in positive results and finish the current crisis in the RMG sector.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


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