Regulations regarding minimum wages, hours of work and occupational safety and health are not strictly adhered to. Minimum wages set by law, vary depending on occupation, but are generally ignored. There is no national minimum wage. Instead, the Wage Commission sets wages industry-by-industry. In most cases, private sector employers ignore this wage increases, arguing that low labour productivity vitiates any arguments for set wage.
For information on Bangladesh Manual Labor costs additional details, please see the following document:
Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.
Type of labour
Daily general worker (unskilled casual worker)
80 Tk / MT
Daily general worker (semi-skilled)