Pay workers’ fest allowance by Aug 16: Govt


The government on Thursday asked owners of industries of all sectors to pay festival allowance of the workers by August 16 and pay partial wage of the month of August by August 19.

State minister for labour and employment Mujibul Haq Chunnu spoke of the orders after a meeting with the crisis management core committee at Bangladesh Secretariat.

The owners are also ordered not to force any worker to work on Eid Day.

The Eid ul-Azha is likely to be celebrated on August 22, depending on the moon sighting of the Hizri month of Zilhajj.