Representatives of Grameenphone hand over a check for more than Tk 30 crore to Minister of State of Ministry of Labor and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian at the ministry’s conference room in Dhaka on Thursday for Labor Welfare Fund . – Photo press release.
Grameenphone has contributed about Tk 30.31 crore amid the ongoing global pandemic and economic instability, to the Bangladesh Labor Welfare Foundation Fund of the Ministry of Labor and Employment for workers’ welfare, according to a statement Press.
A five-member delegation led by Grameenphone’s HR Director, Syed Tanvir Husain, presented the check to Minister of State for the Ministry of Labor and Employment, Begum Monnujan Sufian, in the ministry’s conference room on Thursday. , the statement added.
“The government has established a foundation fund under the Bangladesh Labor Act for the welfare of workers. This fund provides assistance to workers in the formal and informal sectors for the treatment of accidental workplace deaths, injuries and incurable diseases, as well as for the higher education of deserving children of workers. So far this year, about two thousand workers have received aid worth Tk 6.25 crore from this fund,” Begum Monnujan Sufian during the check handover ceremony.
Grameenphone CHRO Syed Tanvir Husain said, “Grameenphone as part of the Telenor Group and as a responsible corporate citizen, has been a catalyst for digitalization and development over the past 25 years. In this journey, we are also focusing on a future-ready skilled workforce to build a smart Bangladesh and support them in their difficult times in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh.
“We believe that our continued humble efforts with the contribution to the Workers Welfare Fund will encourage many more to come forward. We are grateful to the Department of Labor for making the best use of this fund for the best interests of our workforce,” he added.
About 165 local, foreign and multinational companies, including Grameenphone, regularly pay some portion of their dividends to this fund. It was revealed during the check presentation ceremony that the number of companies paying dividends is increasing every month, according to the statement.
At present, the amount deposited in this fund is around Tk 442 crore. Grameenphone’s dividend is regularly deposited to the Bangladesh Labor Welfare Foundation. As the largest contributor to the fund, Grameenphone has so far deposited 213, 32, 20,081 Tk.
Also present at the event.