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New wage structure for 60,000 workers proposed

The 18-member wage commission on Tuesday has handed over the National Wages and Productivity Commission-2015 to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in the capital.

 

The report has been prepared in view of awarding a balanced wage structure for the working people to allow them living in a better economic condition.

 

Chairman of the Commission Nazrul Islam Khan handed over the report to the prime minister which proposes new wage structure for 60,000 workers in 91 industries of six sectors.

 

Nazrul Islam Khan said the report was prepared analysing the primary data collected from the workers. It proposes 16 scales for them.

 

Thanking the commission, Sheikh Hasina said her government is striving for improvement of the living standard of the working class people and has set a better wage system so that none can change it in future.

 

She said the government would constitute a committee to find out ways of implementation of the report.

 

“Everybody has to think that it’s our country, so we have to take forward the country.

The people will live better, as much as the country would achieve socioeconomic development. We want this,” she said while receiving the report of the National Wages and Productivity Commission-2015.

 

The prime minister said one of the foremost goals of her government is to award a balanced wage structure for the working people to allow them living in a better economic condition. In view of this the government has decided to enhance their annual wage on the basis of inflation, she added.

 

However, wages of the workers must be linked to their productivity, she said adding without productivity and quality no industries can survive. Good workers should have good incentive to encourage the workers, she said.

 

State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu, secretary of the ministry Mikhail Shipar, Principal Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser, PMO Secretary Suraiya Begum, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim and members of the 18-member wage commission were present.

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