New Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi assured Ready Made Garments (RMG) workers of complete resolution of all their issues and problems within one month.
“If a worker gets paid lower amount of salary than that of new wage board, he will be paid the adjusted amount along with next month’s payment,” he said while addressing a press conference at the ministry’s conference room.
He said that no complain over workers’ salary will exist after the submission of the report that will be prepared after revising the newly-announced wage structure by a committee comprising commerce secretary, five representatives from both owners and workers’ sides.
In replying to a question made by journalist he said an exotic group can enter such type of movement what is going on with a view to foil the country’s stability.
“The government is strictly monitoring these,” Munshi said.
Meanwhile, RMG workers demonstrated in different areas of Dhaka and Savar for a fourth consecutive day on Wednesday.
They were demanding a change to their newly-announced wage structure along with seeking the payment of their outstanding dues.
However, a tri-lateral meeting was arranged Tuesday at Sramo Bhaban to resolve the issues, where the ministers, secretary and other officials, representatives from industry owners, workers were present.
Some decisions came out from the meeting like all the contradictions reconciliation within January, forming a committee to meet the workers’ problem.
The meeting decided that from the February all the workers will get salary with revised pay scale.