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RMG workers stage demo for wages, Eid bonus

Published : 09 May 2020 09:56 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 12:25 PM

‘Garment workers movement’ a platform of garment workers, demanded payment of wages and Eid bonus by 25th Ramadan, reports UNB.

Muhammad Harun-or-Rashid, president of the organisation, came up with the demand at a press briefing held at the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) in the city.

They also placed a 9-point demand. Prof. Ashraf Ali Akon, president of Islami Sramik Andolon’ said “Corona epidemic has caused huge losses in global industrial sector. Its negative impact has been felt everywhere. As a result, about 78 crore  workers of different professions have become unemployed and living an inhuman condition in the country.”

Mentioning that many garment workers have been diagnosed with coronavirus after the reopening of garment factories he demanded treatment of the affected workers. 

 Allocating  50 lakh rationing card for ensuing nutritious food for RMG workers, ensuring working environment maintaining  hygiene issue, payment of100 percent wages to the workers of those factories which remained shut due to coronavirus, taking necessary steps to stop retrenching workers, taking steps to ensure accommodation of workers at a low price and ensuring  treatment to workers after setting up special medical centre in all garments zones and EPZs are among the demands of the platform.