Revised Minimum wage for apparel workers in Bangladesh - October 23, 2018

The apparel workers in Bangladesh will get a 50% rise in their minimum monthly pay as the government rounded out months of negotiations between the factory owners and their employees. 

The new Tk8,000 wage structure will come into effect from December 1 2018.  Currently, RMG workers must be paid Tk5,300 as a monthly minimum, with entry-level employees receiving a basic salary of Tk3,000 and 5% yearly increments. 

The minimum wage in Bangladesh is currently fixed at Tk 5,300 since 2013. The rates increased from Tk 3,000 in 2010. It was Tk 1,662.50 in 2006, Tk 940 in 1994 and Tk 627 in 1985.