‘RMG workers to get Tk 5 lakh for workplace accidents from this month’
State Minister for Labour and Employment M Mujibul Huq yesterday said the garment workers will get up to Tk 5 lakh as compensation for workplace accidents from the current month of January, reports BSS.
"If any worker dies from a workplace accident, his or her family members will get Tk 5 crore from the central fund," he said while speaking as the chief guest at the second general meeting of the alumni of Germany based development agency GIZ at CIRDAP auditorium in the capital.
Presided over by former Joint Secretary Anisul Awal, the function was also addressed by Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) leader Mohammad Hatem and labour leader Razekuzzaman. The state minister said a worker will get the highest amount of Tk 2 lakh in case of injuries and Tk 1 lakh for treatment of any serious disease.
He said the garment workers are no more helpless as a central fund has been formed for them following the sincere efforts of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and cooperation of business leaders.
Besides, Taka 201 crore has been deposited to the government's Sramik Kalyan Fund, he said, adding that all workers would be given financial assistance from this fund.