State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu on Tuesday said the garments owners have been asked to pay Eid bonus within June 14.
“We have asked the garments factory owners to pay their salaries of May in seven working days of the next month and Eid bonus by June 14,” the minister said while talking to reporters after a meeting on ‘Crisis Management of Garments’ at the Ministry.
He also asked the owners to allow holiday leave of the workers in phases for avoiding traffic congestion.
The junior minister also asked the law enforcing agencies to remain alert so that the workers can go home safely.
Representatives from Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BKMEA) were present at the meeting.