paid holidays are extremely limited, except for sick leave, general leave and maternity leave. And these were mentioned only by current workers, none of the retrenched workers citing the availability of such leaves.
(4) Wage structure
Payment system is summarised in Table 20.
Although fixed salary plus overtime
is the dominant payment type for both samples, it is clear that more retrenched workers than current workers received fixed salary without overtime. Given the fact that the retrenched workers did longer overtime, the exploitative nature of this mode of payment is obvious. However, if we look at average monthly wages including overtime for both samples, we see that the wages of retrenched workers (the amount they received at the last factory where they worked) are higher than those of current workers, i.e., Tk.2483 in the case of the former and
in the case of the latter. wages are higher for
For both categories, operator and
investigated with a more presented in Table 21.
helper, should wages
the be are
Fixed salary plus overtime
Fixed salary without overtime
Table 20. System of payment
Retrenched workers 59 38 3 0 100
Table 21. Average monthly wages including overtime (Taka)
Operator Helper Total workers