Govt. to bring all industries under central welfare fund: PM

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PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said all manufacturing and exporting industries would be brought under the central fund of the Ministry of the Labour and Employment created to provide financial support to the families of the workers who die or receive grave injuries in their working places.

“We have already given instructions to the Commerce Ministry to bring all garments exporters under the central fund of the Labour and Employment Ministry,” Sheikh Hasina said.

The prime minister was distributing cheques for compensation among
crippled garment workers and family members of the deceased garment workers from a fund created by the readymade garment (RMG) sector at her office here.

The central fund under the Labour and Employment Ministry has been created with 0.03 percent of the export volume of the industries under BGMEA and BKMEA for welfare of the workers of the export oriented RMG sector.

A garment worker or his/her heirs would get Taka 3 lakh from the fund in case of death or grave injuries during their work. In case of any decomposition or death outside the working place a worker would get Taka 2 lakh from the fund.

The prime minister extended her thanks to the BGMEA and BKMEA for their ‘epoch making’ steps for welfare of the garment workers saying ‘it’s a good start’…. it’s a one step forward towards welfare of the working people.