Intel agencies fear RMG unrest

Labour leaders must take steps to pacify workers to avoid any untoward situation

Published : 23 Jul 2020 08:13 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 11:24 AM

The readymade garments (RMG) sector has suffered significantly with the outbreak of coronavirus. Factory owners have suffered losses in crores and the workers have not fared much better either. Factory workers have suffered from pay cuts to not being paid at all and also not getting bonuses on special occasions. This has caused a sense of disparity amongst these RMG workers turning it into a pile of discontent waiting to be fumed. 

A report published in this daily projects that the opposition party might attempt to create anarchistic situation in the readymade garment sector capitalizing on the issues such as non-payment of wages and Eid bonuses to workers. This is something that needs to be specially monitored since any agitation in this time of tumult will evidently result in chaos that will hamper the country’s economic revival.

Efforts must be made by 

the owners and respective authorities

concerned so that no such unrest 

occurs during such a critical period

With July 20 as the deadline for paying all dues to the workers of RMG gone past, the RMG sector is exposed to a serious risk of labor unrest. Efforts must be made by the owners and respective authorities concerned so that no such unrest occurs during such a critical period when everything is hanging on a tight rope amidst delicate balance. 

With the occasion of the Eid-ul-Adha just over a week away, it is easily comprehensible that not getting bonuses or receiving pay cuts at this time will be problematic for the workers. This is a time when all countrymen expect to pass a few happy days with their relatives and loved ones. 

In the present context everyone needs to be a bit more understanding of each other’s problems, whether it is business owners or workers. Under such circumstances labour leaders must be more understanding of the situation at hand and make efforts in calming down the workers so that no unrest spreads amongst them.