WEWB – Wage Earners’ Welfare Board

May 19, 2022

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The Wage Earners’ Welfare Board (WEWB) was established in 1990 by the Government under the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare & Overseas Employment. Its creation aligns with Section 47 of the Overseas Employment & Migrants Act-2013, aiming to extend welfare services to migrant workers.


Wage Earners' Welfare Board (WEWB)



Governance and Structure

A Board of Directors, comprising inter-ministerial representatives, manages the WEWB. The Secretary of the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment chairs the board. This structure ensures coordinated efforts across various government departments to address the needs of migrant workers effectively.


Services Offered by WEWB

The Wage Earners’ Welfare Board (WEWB) offers a comprehensive range of services to support wage earners:

  • Pre-Departure Briefings: WEWB educates outgoing workers on essential information before they leave the country.
  • Probasi Kallyan Help Desk: Assistance is provided during departure and arrival at three international airports.
  • Scholarships: Meritorious children of wage earners receive scholarships.
  • Legal Assistance: WEWB provides assistance and collaboration to struggling migrant laborers.
  • Probashi Kallyan Bank: Loans are provided to migrant workers without necessitating a mortgage.
  • Multi-Purpose Smart Card: Issuance of emigration clearance cards.
  • Database Management: This process includes online registration, fingerprinting, managing welfare fees, and entering clearance data.
  • Repatriation of Deceased Workers: WEWB brings back the bodies of deceased wage earners and provides financial support for their burial.
  • Financial Assistance: Families of deceased workers receive grants totaling 300,000 BDT (approximately $3,840). Assistance of 100,000 BDT (approximately $1,280) is provided for disabled and sick workers.
  • Safe Homes and Residential Schools: Facilities are available for female workers, along with educational support abroad.
  • Online Complaints: A platform is provided for reporting fraud, harassment, or cheating incidents.



WEWB Call Support

For assistance, wage earners can contact WEWB through the following numbers:

  • Toll-Free: 08000 102030
  • Mobile: 0174 333 333, 09610102030, 01794 333 333



WEWB Help line



Pridesys IT Limited Projects for WEWB

Pridesys IT Limited has been instrumental in enhancing WEWB’s operational efficiency through two key projects:

  1. Completed Project:
    • Ensure Secure Data Management Between WEWB ERP & BMET MIS: This project focused on integrating and securing data management between WEWB’s ERP system and BMET’s Management Information System (MIS).
  2. Ongoing Project:
    • Continuation of efforts to enhance data management and service delivery.


PrideERP Features for WEWB

The PrideERP system for WEWB includes the following features:

  • Account Management: Efficient financial management.
  • HRM and Payroll: Streamlined human resource and payroll management.
  • Attendance: Accurate tracking of employee attendance.
  • Call Center Service: Enhanced support services for wage earners.
  • Help Desk: Improved response and support for migrant workers.

The WEWB continues to play a crucial role in ensuring the welfare and support of migrant workers, addressing their needs both at home and abroad.

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