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Govt forms 20-member tripartite council for RMG sector

DHAKA, March 12, 2017 (BSS)- The government has formed a 20-member tripartite consultative council with representatives from workers, employers and the government for the country's readymade garment (RMG) sector.

State minister for labour and employment M Mujibul Haque and ministry's deputy secretary (labour) will act as president and member-secretary of the council which will review the labour situation and its development time to time in the country's readymade garment (RMG) sector, said a handout today.

Secretary of the labour and employment ministry and one representative (joint secretary level and above) from commerce ministry, home ministry, textile and jute ministry, foreign ministry and labour and employment ministry will represent the government side while six representatives each from different organizations of the employers and the workers will represent from the sides of the employers and workers.

The council generally will hold meeting at least thrice annually. But, the president can convene meeting any time if feels necessary. This consultative council will remain valid until further order by the government.

According to the handout, the newly formed council will advise the government to take different measures for developing RMG employers-workers relations and increasing productivity considering the country's existing overall socioeconomic situation.

Besides, it will also review the overall labour situation of the RMG sector and apprise the government of the situation. It will also advise the government about the laws, rules-regulations, policies and plans relating to the labour of the RMG sector.