Dhaka 6 September: British American Tobacco Bangladesh has donated 9 crore 15 lac 99 thousand and 575 BDT to the Labour Welfare Fund under the Ministry of Labour and Employment. BAT Bangladesh has been regularly contributing to this fund since the introduction of the Bangladesh Workers Welfare Foundation Act. BAT Bangladesh has been working as a partner of the Government’s initiative for more than 110 years. In the past 10 years, BAT Bangladesh has so far contributed a total of 58 crore 15 lac 41 thousand and 170 BDT to the fund.
On behalf BAT Bangladesh, a four-member delegations team comprising Saad Jasim, Head of Human Resources Department of BAT Bangladesh, Sheikh Shabab Ahmed, Head of External Affairs, company’s two other high officials Adrita Dutta and Akhtar Anwar Khan handed over the cheque to State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Mannujan Sufian in the conference room at the Secretariat on Sunday (September 06, 2020). During the programme, Labor and Employment Secretary KM Abdus Salam, Director General of Bangladesh Workers Welfare Foundation Mollah Jalal Uddin NDC and other officials were also present amongst others.
Since, the Labour Welfare Fund was formed, BATB has been donating a portion of their profit regularly to the fund as a responsible organization. BATB has solely contributed 15% of the total accumulated Welfare Fund.
This is a great initiative from the government to ensure the safety of workers and to establish a ‘Worker Welfare Fund’ for cooperation. The fund promises to help the workers and their family in case of any major disaster. This is a relief to the workers and their work life. British American Tobacco Bangladesh takes pride in collaborating with the government’s initiative since the beginning of their trade in the country.