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28 Jan 2019

bdnews24.com, Bangladesh

Bangladesh: ILO praises garment wage review

"ILO praises garment wage review", 14 January 2019

In the wake of raging protests by garment workers over the minimum wage scale, a special tripartite committee was formed by the government to review the wage board. On Sunday [13 January], the committee reached an agreement to increase workers’ minimum wages.

“We acknowledge the genuine efforts of all parties, led by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, to work towards setting minimum wages at an appropriate level and to reach a consensus,” [the] ILO country director for Bangladesh, said in a statement on Monday...While emphasising the importance of social dialogue in achieving social and economic stability, the ILO has also offered its assistance to the tripartite stakeholders in reviewing the minimum wage scale...