Price hike of products … who is telling the truth?
Fix minimum wage not full pay scale – BGMEA
Both workers and owners reject proposals – More time needed
the national wage board could not come to a consensus on wage rises during a 7 hour long meeting today (sept 12), which perhaps isn’t surprising to observers and participants. the overwhelming emotion right now is possibly the palpable fear of yet more violence as a result of this dispute, which is damaging to the RMG sector and its workers. no one is arguing that wage rates need to increase, but we seem to be unable to separate the facts and the statistics from the politics. we seem to be unable to acknowledge our interconnectedness in profit making and accountability. we seem to be unable to engage in industrial dispute with any degree of maturity. while we were trying to win the argument behind the cause, we have sacrificed the cause itself. watch this space for more unfolding drama.
more news coverage of the Wage Commission meeting today in Dhaka here
Tomorrow marks the three month of the signing of the tripatriate deal. The minimum wage issue was supposed to be resolved by tomorrow. Let’s hope that a deal is signed. We really need to move past these issue to prepare for China’s entering the fray in 2008.
Here is a frank write up by Annisul Huq on the current deadlock.
Dr. Naushad Faiz lays it all out with three comprehensive feature on the future of the industry.
- The end of the MFA: Myths and reality
- Tripartite meetings for competitiveness in the garment industry
- Tackling competitiveness constraints