Response from Patriot Eco Apparel Ltd. to Steelworkers Humanity Fund report
The Manufacturer of Bangladesh are abide by the local Laws & we are totally aware of the wages pattern. We are paying the workers’ wages set by the government which might as well difficult to subside on the present wages but they have few more members of the family supplementing their income other than their overtime hour payment. During Covid-19 Pandemic Period in March/April’ 20, we took enough precaution. Factory remained close for 26 days to avoid any spread of Covid-19 and workers were allowed to move to safer zone.
... We provide them monthly attendance bonus of 400 taka based on timely attendance & monthly production incentive also on target achieved & other facilities as per law. We also ensure the annual increment to the workers. We are committed to ensure no Gender wages gap.
... We appreciate the concern over paying li[v]ing wages, if implemented the Garment workers shall definitely be more benefitted.