Desk Report: The President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association- BGMEA, Mr. Siddiqur Rahman said that some vested quarters are spreading rumors about the recent minimum wage increase in the garment industry, creating confusion among people, including garment workers.
He has made those remarks while briefing to the media about the recent minimum wage increase and overall situation in the garment industry of Bangladesh today in a press conference organized by BGMEA at the Conference Room of BGMEA.
He said, “The minimum wage for garment workers has been increased to BDT 8000 although the apparel industry is facing various challenges, including rise in production cost and fall in product prices”.
“Minimum wages have been raised by 381.35% since 2010”, he added.
BGMEA Senior Vice President Faruque Hassan, Vice Presient Mahmud Hasan Khan (Babu) and Directors were also present in the press conference.