Garment owners agree to pay before Eid
The garment factory owners reached a consensus on Thursday that they would pay workers' Eid bonus and other dues before the Eid ul Fitr to avert recurrence of workers unrest centring the issue.
On the other hand, the government will also beef up intelligence monitoring on the factories so that no factory would be shut or no incident of worker termination took place during the month of holy Ramadan and ahead of the upcoming Eid.
Home Minister Shahara Khatun revealed this to reporters following a meeting on law and order situation in the industrial zones with the leaders of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturer and Exporter Association (BKMEA) and Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) and workers union leaders at her secretariat office.
State Minister for Home Shamsul Haque Tuku, Home Secretary CQK Mustaq Ahmed, governing representatives of BGMEA and BKMEA, senior police and intelligence officials and leaders of different workers’ union were present at the meeting.