Grameenphone gives BDT 27cr to workers’ welfare fund

BDApparelNews Desk
24 May 2019  

Officials of Grameenphone handing over the contribution to State Minister for Labour and Employment Munnujan Sufian on May 23, 2109. Photo Courtesy: PID

Officials of Grameenphone handing over the contribution to State Minister for Labour and Employment Munnujan Sufian on May 23, 2109. Photo Courtesy: PID

Grameenphone, Bangladesh’s dominating mobile phone operator with a market share of over 46 per cent, has chipped in BDT 27 crore to the country’s central welfare fund.

Officials of Grameenphone handed over a cheque sum of BDT 27.7 crore to State Minister for Labour and Employment Munnujan Sufian at her ministry office on May 23, 2019, says a press release issued from the labour ministry.

This is the 5 per cent profit sum of Grameenphone’s profit sum that it contributed as corporate social responsibility under the mandate of Bangladesh’s labour law.

So far, 126 companies have contributed to the central welfare fund.

The fund is used to compensate workers, provide aid for ailing workers, support the wards of workers and many other workers related welfare activities.