The government has announced minimum wages of garment workers

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The government has announced minimum wages for the garment workers. The minimum wages is BDT eight thousand. It was more helpful for existing workers also new requite workers for RMG sectors. The Labor and Employment Minister Mujibul Haque Chunnu announced the wage of the emergency press conference in the Ministry of Labor and Employment in the Secretariat on Thursday (September 13th). The minimum wages of garments worker is a demand of recent price hike of every consumable goods.

The government formed a wage board for garment workers on January 14 this year. With the permanent four members of the garment factory owners’ organization, BGMEA president and one representative of the workers, this wage board has set the wages considering overall consideration. Earlier, on 7 November 2013, the Gazette was published by fixing the minimum wage of garments workers Tk. 5300.00. This wage is effective from December of that year.

Existence Calculation :

Designation Pattern Master Mechanic
Electrician
Sr. Cutter Man
Sr. Operator
Sr. QC
Sr. Packing Man
Sr. Iron man
Cutter Man
Operator
QC
Folding Man
Packing Man
Iron Man
Jr. Operator
Jr. Iron Man
Gen. Operator Helper
Minimum Wages-2013 Minimum Wages- 2013
13,000 10,900 6,805 6,420 6,042 5,678 5,300
Grade Grade-1 Grade-2 Grade-3 Grade-4 Grade-5 Grade-6 Grade-7 Grand Total
No of Employees 235 375 110 45 228 993
Average of Gross 8,259 7,474 7,262 6,545 5,789 7,066
Sum of Gross Ext Wages 1,940,854 2,802,880 798,859 294,514 1,319,877 7,156,985
Max of Gross 17,795 13,600 12,000 6,900 7,138 17,795
Min of Gross 7,000 6,420 6,400 6,000 5,300 5,300
Min Wage 2013 13,000 10,900 6,805 6,420 6,042 5,678 5,300
Grade to Grade % 19.27% 60.18% 6.00% 6.26% 6.41% 7.13% 0%

So, How to calculate the incremental wages for factory workers for recent announcement by the Government. The below calculation are each authority from Worker Leaders, BGMEA and Government. Here the calculation are obtained by Grade % Variation, Existence and New Wages. 

 

Proposal of BGMEA 15,600 13,080 8,166 7,704 7,250 6,814 6,360 Max. impact but not less than 7%
Grade % Variation
(New-Ext)/Ext
20.00% 20.00% 20.00% 20.00% 20.00% 20.00% 20.00%
Grade to Grade % 19.26% 60.70% 6.00% 6.26% 6.41% 7.13%
Impact 2,329,025 3,363,456 958,631 353,417 1,583,853 8,588,382 16.67%
Proposal of Workers Leader 21,050 17,550 16,150 14,960 13,910 12,930 12,020 Max. impact but not less than 70%
Grade % Variation
(New-Ext)/Ext
61.92% 61.01% 137.33% 133.02% 130.22% 127.72% 126.79%
Impact 4,606,142 6,531,321 1,839,148 670,671 2,993,382 16,640,664 132.51%
Announced by Govt. 19,686 16,507 10,272 9,691 9,120 8,571 8,000 Max. impact but not less than 15%
Grade % Variation
(New-Ext)/Ext
51.43% 51.44% 50.94% 50.94% 50.94% 50.94% 50.94%
Impact 2,929,591 4,230,762 1,205,826 444,550 1,992,268 10,802,996 50.94%

 

This wage has been announced for the minimum of Tk. 8000 (Eight) thousand.

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