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All factories have paid March salaries and Eid bonuses : BGMEA President

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Published: 19:51, 9 April 2024

All factories have paid March salaries and Eid bonuses : BGMEA President

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SM Mannan, the newly elected president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), has expressed profound gratitude toward garment factory owners for successfully disbursing workers' salaries and bonuses in full before the Eid-ul-Fitr festivities.

In a press release, Mannan highlighted the commendable efforts of the factory owners, ensuring that garment workers could enjoy the upcoming Eid celebrations with their loved ones.

The BGMEA president extended his appreciation to various stakeholders, including the government, law enforcement, labour leaders, and the media, for their integral roles in facilitating this smooth financial transition.

Mannan specifically acknowledged the critical surveillance over 450 factories deemed at risk of delayed payments. Direct intervention in 26 critical cases by BGMEA was crucial to achieving this landmark success, he stated.

Mannan proudly announced that, as a result of these concerted efforts, all factories had fulfilled their obligation of paying March salaries and Eid bonuses. A minimal number of factories are finalising their disbursements, expected to conclude by day's end.

The role of the financial sector was also emphasised, with Mannan thanking the Bangladesh Bank and various scheduled banks for operating on government holidays in areas dense with garment factories. This exceptional measure played a pivotal role in ensuring timely and complete payment to workers.

Looking ahead, Mannan urged the government to prioritise safety during the Eid holiday season, specifically calling for measures to prevent overloading of buses, trains, and boats.