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More than half of the factories in the garment industry have not yet paid the Eid bonus

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Coming Thursday is the holy Eid-ul-Azha. However, until yesterday, more than half of the factories of the garment industry could not give Eid bonus to the workers and only two and a half percent of factories have paid half of the current month’s salary. Such a picture has emerged in the latest statistics of the Industrial Police. It can be seen that the salaries of many factories in other industrial sectors, including clothing, are still outstanding for the month of May. A total of 337 factories have not yet paid last month’s salaries among them there are 128 garment and textile factories.

Industrial police supervised many factories in Ashulia, Gazipur, Chittagong, Narayanganj, Mymensingh, Khulna, Comilla and Sylhet. Among these factories, 63.82 percent factories have not given Eid bonus. There are at least 2,666 garment and textile factories in these eight areas. Among them, 1,239 factories have paid bonus till yesterday. Apart from this, 66 factories have paid half of the current month’s salary.


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