Unilever Bangladesh, British American Tobacco Bangladesh Company Ltd (BATB) and Banglalink have donated Tk 17.5 crore to the Labour Welfare Fund under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
Representatives of the three companies handed over the cheques to State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Mannujan Sufian in the conference room at the Secretariat on Sunday, said a press release.
On behalf BAT Bangladesh, a four-member delegations team led by Head of Human Resources department Saad Jasim, handed over the cheque worth around Tk9.15 to Mannujan Sufian.
On behalf of Unilever Bangladesh, a four-member delegations team led by Company Secretary Rashedul Quayum handed over two cheques worth around Tk7.66 crore to the minister.
On behalf of Banglalink, a three-member delegations team led by Head of Head of Stakeholders Relations Hasinul Kuddus handed over the cheque worth around Tk22.23 lakh to Mannujan Sufian.
According to the Bangladesh Labour Act, all the local and internationals company in Bangladesh, has to donate one-tenth of the five percent of the total profit at the end of the year. So far,, over Tk460 crore has been deposited in this fund.
The initiative taken by the government aims to ensure the safety of workers and to establish a 'Worker Welfare Fund' for cooperation. The fund promises to help the workers and their family in case of any major disaster. This is a big relief to the workers and their work life.