Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Thursday, June 14, 2018 03:13:01 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Pay the workers immediately, let them celebrate the Eid

By
14th-Jun-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

NEWS media reported that nearly 40 percent of the garment factories, most of which are small and not members of any trade bodies like the BGMEA or the BKMEA, are yet to pay the workers' salaries or festival bonus although Eid-ul-Fitr is knocking at the door. Most of the 4.4 million garment workers employed in nearly 5,500 factories are scheduled to go back to their village to celebrate Eid with their near and dear ones.  But the poorly staffed garment workers with wrecked heart could not enjoy the festival if they are deprived of salary and bonus.
Primarily, a little more than 400 factories, whose employees are from 90 to 300, were listed as doubtful of being able to pay their workers before Eid. Of them, some are yet to pay either the salaries of May or festival bonus. Most of these non-paying factories are not members of the Bangladesh Garment manufacturers and Exporters Association and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association. As a result, it is very difficult to make anybody responsible for realising the payment for workers.
In Gazipur, the owner of Magnet Tex at Sreepur has locked the gate of his factory and fled -- without paying the workers' salaries and bonus. In Narayanganj, the owner of Ritika Fashion Wear at Tanbazar area has been absconding to avoid paying the workers. On May 29, the government instructed factory owners to complete the payment of May by June 10 and festival bonus by June 14.
The factory owners have been delaying payment of salaries and bonus as the workers take off for their villages as soon as receiving the money, hampering production in factories. Primarily, 200 factories in Dhaka and its adjacent areas were listed that may fail to pay their workers timely. However, the number of such factories is declining every day.
Today is the last working day before Eid and we ask the owners to give salary and bonus to the deprived labours even by alternatively arranging. Here, the Labour and Employment Ministry can play a significant role. We hope, the deprived workers will get their dues immediately and get a chance to celebrate Eid with their near and dear ones.


Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Pay the workers immediately, let them celebrate the Eid


NEWS media reported that nearly 40 percent of the garment factories, most of which are small and not members of any trade bodies like the BGMEA or the BKMEA, are yet to pay the workers' salaries or festival bonus although Eid-ul-Fitr is knocking at the door. Most of the 4.4 ...

International »

N Korean state media hails Kim-Trump summit success


Reuters, Seoul  :US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were splashed across North Korea's official party newspaper on Wednesday as state media hailed Tuesday's historic summit between the two men.The North's state media framed Tuesday's summit as a win for Pyongyang as it listed concessions made ...

International »

Taliban assure Afghans of bright future once US 'invaders' leave


Xinhua, Kabul : The Taliban told "American invaders" to leave Afghanistan in an announcement marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, assured the people of a bright future under Islamic rule and said it had already liberated "vast areas" of the country.The Taliban, who announced a surprise three-day ceasefire ...

Cricket »

Rahane says 'ruthless' India will not take Afghans lightly


AFP, Bangalore :Top-ranked India will be "ruthless" and not take Afghanistan lightly when they make their Test debut in Bangalore, skipper Ajinkya Rahane said Wednesday.It will be a historic moment for Asghar Stanikzai's team when they step out on Thursday for their maiden five-day outing against the world's number one ...

City »

Railway Minister Majibul Huq visited Kamalapur Railway Station in the city on Wednesday to witness the Eid journey of home-bound passengers.


Editorial »

Take urgent steps to prevent further landslides in hill region


AT least 11 people have been killed in separate incidents of landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in Rangamati and Cox's Bazar. Among the deceased, 10 were killed in Naniarchar upazila of Rangamati and one in Maheshkhali upazila of Cox's Bazar, as per a local daily report.In Naniarchar, landslides in Boro ...

Entertainment »

Chitrangda Singh wears the producer's hat!


Recently, 'Soorma' trailer starring Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu in lead roles was released. While actress Chitrangda Singh who is been staying away from onscreen for a while has now overtaken the role of a producer for the movie, 'Soorma'. After Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra trying their hands as ...

Entertainment »

Sonakshi Sinha begins shooting for the Karan Johar production


Actor Sonakshi Sinha has started shooting for Karan Johar-produced Kalank. According to a source, Sonakshi was set to join the shoot on Thursday at an elaborate set constructed in Andheri. "While not much can be revealed about her role and her look, one can definitely expect Sonakshi to be seen ...

Football »

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, center, takes a shot on goal during a friendly soccer match between Belgium and Costa Rica at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels on Monday.


Football »

Nigeria Football team members arrive in Russia wearing Punjabis


Sports Reporter :Members of Nigeria Football team arrived in Russia on Monday last wearing Punjabis. All the participating teams of FIFA World Cup reached Russia to take part in the Greatest Show on Earth.Some team members reached Russia wearing suits-ties-boots, some team members arrived Russia wearing shorts-jerseys. But Nigerian team ...

Business & Economy »

Safwan Choudhury re-elected as VC of Bank Asia


Business Desk :Mohd Safwan Choudhury has been re-elected as Vice Chairman of Bank Asia Limited at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bank held recently, said a press release.Mohd Safwan Choudhury is an eminent industrialist of the country. Former President of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce & Industries, ...

International »

Trump`s vow to end military drills with Seoul stuns a region


AP, Singapore :President Donald Trump on Tuesday rocked a region and suggested the upending of decades of U.S. defense posture on the Korean Peninsula when he announced that he was stopping annual U.S.-South Korean military drills and wants to remove the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in the South as a ...

International »

Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims


AP, San Diego :Immigration judges generally cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in a ruling that could affect large numbers of Central Americans who have increasingly turned to the United States for protection."Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic ...

City »

President of Bangladesh Dairy Farmers Association Imran Hossain speaking at a prèss conference at the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday to meet various demands of dairy farmers.


Editorial »

Trump-Kim both should agree to ease the global nuclear tension


BRANDED as nefarious foes for more than five decades - the US and North Korean leaders - Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have landed in Singapore over a historic summit over the fate of North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. North Korea's state media said on Monday the pair would discuss ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news