Grameenphone donates Tk 3.14 crores to Labour Fund

Amid the global pandemic, Grameenphone (GP) contributed around Tk 314 million to the Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation Fund under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

A five-member delegation led by Grameenphone’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Syed Tanvir Husain handed over the cheque to State Minister for Labour and Employment, Begum Monnujan Sufian at the ministry Tuesday.

At the cheque handover ceremony State Minister for Labour and Employment and the Chairman of Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation Begum Monnujan Sufian said, “The government has formed a foundation fund under the Bangladesh Labor Act for the welfare of working people. During this disastrous time of coronavirus, around two thousand workers have been provided assistance worth Tk 62.50 million from this fund”.

GP CHRO Syed Tanvir Husain said, “We believe that our humble contribution to the labour welfare fund will inspire many others to come forward and stand by the workers in need,” reports UNB.

Around 165 local, foreign and multinational companies, including Grameenphone, have been regularly contributing a certain portion of their dividends to this fund which is increasing every month.

Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Employment K.M. Abdus Salam, Director General of Bangladesh Workers Welfare Foundation Begum Jebunnesa Karim, Shakila Zerin Ahmed, Director of Workers Welfare Foundation, Director-General of the Department of Labour Gautam Kumar, Grameenphone’s Head of Regulatory Affairs Hossain Sadat, HR Business Partner & Circle HR Head Yeasir Mahmood Khan, Grameenphone’s Industrial Relations Head K M Sabbir Ahmed and Md. Asaduzzaman a member of Grameenphone’s Industrial Relations Department were present among others at this event.

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