Garment Workers Rally was organized by Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation.
Rafiqul Islam Sujon, president of Bangladesh Garments and Industrial Workers Federation, presided over the rally held in front of the National Press Club on July 29.
The meeting was attended by Abul Hossain, President of Workers Party of Bangladesh Dhaka Metropolitan as the chief guest. General Secretary of the Federation Sumaiya Islam, Vice-President Shafiqul Islam Shamim, Organizing Secretary Ismail Hossain Thantu, Jahangir Hossain Mollah, Office Secretary Rubina Ahmed addressed the meeting. Solidarity spoke at the rally, Ed. Mahbubur Rahman Ismail, Sultan Bahar in Baharan, Tapan Saha, Zayed Iqbal Khan and others.
At the end of the meeting, a five-member delegation presented a memorandum to the state minister of labor. They are, Rafiqul Islam Sujan, Ismail Hossain Thantu, Md. Ali, Md. Abul, Moksedasag more than 400 workers. They are continuing their position in the Dhaka Division of the Raju Sub-Inspector General, Factory and Establishment Inspectors Department. The workers will stay until the issue is resolved.
Speakers at the rally said that on 13/06/2020, illegal foreign workers filed illegal harassment cases against more than 4 (four) hundred workers of Generation Next Fashion Ltd., Dhanaid, Yarpur, Ashulia, Dhaka without paying their arrears of salaries and allowances. The workers have lost their way as they have been harassed / intimidated by the government and kept out of the organization by keeping signatures / tips on various papers. During the time of this epidemic, despite your instructions, you did not pay the arrears of wages and Eid bonus to the workers before Eid.
When the workers talked about their legal dues, the opposition did not respond.The Industrial Superintendent of Police Dhaka-1, Department of Factories and Establishment Inspectors, Dhaka Division, President (BGMEA) could not provide a satisfactory solution after several meetings at the office of the Industrial Superintendent of Police. So I am compelled to seek your intervention.
At present more than 4 (four) hundred workers have lost their jobs and are living inhuman lives. Immediately before Eid, we demand the payment of arrears of wages of workers, payment of Eid bonus and legal dues, full-time work and withdrawal of false cases of harassment.
Pakkhik Sramik Awaz
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