State minister for labour and employment Begum on Monday urged owners of factories, including the RMG ones, to pay the wages and festival bonus of their workers before the Eid-ul-Fitr vacation starts, reports UNB.
She made the call while talking to reporters after a meeting of the Crisis Management Core Committee at the ministry.
The state minister said the garment owners can play the major role in workers' smooth celebrations of the largest religious festival of Muslims. "The government wants everyone to celebrate Eid with their near and dear ones happily."
As thousands of people will leave Dhaka during the festival, she called upon the owners to arrange holidays of their workers in phases to avoid traffic jam and negative impacts on the 100 per cent export-oriented industry.
A total of 29 bodies formed with the members of law enforcement agencies, industrial police, Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments and Department of Labour, are working to monitor the labour condition across the country, Monnujan Sufian said.