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All RMG factories to clear bonus by 10 Aug

By 10 August all the apparel factories will clear bonus for their workers. 

“To the best of our knowledge, more than 98% factories have cleared bonus, said Rubana Huq, President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).

“Till day before yesterday on 7 August, we had only 5 factories out of 130 in our watch list and they have also cleared bonus. In case if anyone is pending bonus (highly unlikely), then, as per ministry decision, they will be cleared by disbursing salary and bonus together by Saturday inshallah,” she added.

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Rubana Huq further said till now, 78-80% done for wages, rest 10% by tomorrow, and last 10% by Saturday.Please note that as per government’s request we have declared holidays in a split fashion. So, workers are leaving zone-wise. Thus, the salary payment will be fully complete within Saturday inshallah, she concluded.

The issue of bonus got a mention in the rules for the labor law, where it is stated that the bonus for garment workers cannot be more than their basic salaries.  As a result, the factory owners are picking a random percentage of the basic salary for bonus: some are paying 80 percent of the basic salary and some as little as 25 percent.

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