Desk Report: Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) has started paying the arrear salary and other benefits to the workers of M/s. Scandex Knitwear Ltd. (Unit 2), a closed factory of Adamjee EPZ (AEPZ).
The due payments of 100 factory workers were cleared through a programme organised by Adamjee EPZ today, said a press release.
Moshiuddin Bin Mesbah, executive director of Adamjee EPZ, handed over cheques to the workers against their arrear salary and other benefits in the programme while the remaining workers will get their arrears in phases.
Mentionable, Scandex Knitwear Ltd. has been operating their business in Adamjee EPZ since 2009. The overall activities of the factory became stagnant after the death of its Managing Director in 2022.
However, the factory declared a layoff. Later on, the management announced the closure of the factory which was unable to operate. The salary of 977 workers and employees were remaining in arrears including 617 lay-off workers and 360 workers who were unpaid in different times.
BEPZA sold the factory through an auction process. After a long process, BEPZA started paying the dues to the workers and employees of the factory with its tireless effort.
The workers of Scandex Knitwear Limited are overwhelmed to receive their arrears at the first day of New Year after almost two years of its closure.
They thanked the BEPZA wholeheartedly for their continuous efforts to settle the dues payment.