Recently, Director General of Bangladesh Workers’ Welfare Foundation, Dr. AMM Anisul Awal handed over the cheque of BDT 50.6 million to BGMEA President Dr. Rubana Huq to assist the families of 253 RMG workers, who died during their service period.
The amount was given from the Central Fund which was created under the Ministry of Labor and Employment. Garment factories are contributing 0.03% of their export value to the fund for workers’ welfare purposes.
Garment workers are also provided with financial assistance from the fund for their medical treatment while meritorious children of apparel workers are given stipends.
BGMEA Directors A.K.M. Badiul Alam and Masud Quader Mona and Additional Secretary of Ministry of Labour Dr. Rezaul Haque, among others, were present on the occasion.