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Bangladesh: BGMEA recommends govt. closure of 46 factories that failed to pay workers salaries amid protests over unpaid wages

Author: Refayet Ullah Mirdha, The Daily Star, Published on: 20 May 2020

"Failure to Pay Wages: BGMEA asks govt to close 46 factories", 19 May 2020

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has recommended that the ministry of labour and employment close down 46 garment factories that failed to pay the workers' salary for March despite repeated requests from the association...

BGMEA said about 99 percent of their members have paid the salaries for March, except these 46 factories...

[S]ince these factories have not cleared March salaries, they would not be eligible to avail interest-free loan from the government's stimulus package for the garment sector. It is one of the major conditions that borrowing companies need to meet for obtaining loans from the stimulus package.

Workers who have been demonstrating in Ashulia, Savar, Gazipur and Narayanganj mostly belong to these 46 factories...

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