Go back to work, keep trust on govt: Secy to RMG workers

10 Jan 2019, 20:24

NTV Online

Dhaka: Alleging that a vested quarter is trying to create anarchy in the RMG industry, Labour and Employment Secretary Afroza Khan on Thursday urged the demonstrating garment workers to return to work keeping trust on the government to resolve their wage disparity.

She came up with the call after the maiden meeting of a committee, formed by the government to review the wage structure for the RMG workers, at the Secretariat, reports the UNB.

Mentioning that the committee was given one month to put forward its recommendations, the secretary said they will submit those as soon as possible.

She said they reviewed various problems prevailing in the garment sector at the meeting. ‘Not only the wage, but also several other issues came up for discussions. Each and every problem will be sorted out.’

Afroza Khan claimed that many factories provide wages more than the wage structure but workers were also vandalising such factories, too.

She urged all to remain alert as there are many quarters which are working from outside.

The secretary said workers have objections to three grades — 3, 4 and 5 — among the seven. ‘The government is looking into their objections.’

The next meeting of the committee will be held on Sunday, she said.

Afroza Khan said a hotline service will be opened where workers will be able to lodge any complaint round the clock to get remedy.