RMG workers demand wage, allowance by July 26

Staff Correspondent
Bangladesh Garment Sramik Sanghati brings out a procession in Dhaka on Saturday, demanding payment of arrears, wages and festival allowance in all apparel factories before Eid. — New Age photo

Bangladesh Garment Sramik Sanghati brings out a procession in Dhaka on Saturday, demanding payment of arrears, wages and festival allowance in all apparel factories before Eid. — New Age photo

Garments Sramik Oikya Forum and Garment Sramik Sanghati on Saturday at separate programmes in the capital urged apparel factory owners to pay wage and festival allowance of the workers by July 26.
The Garment Sramik Oikya Forum president, Mushrefa Mishu, at a press conference at Nirmal Sen auditorium at Segunbagicha, said that as apparel workers were low paid, they would not be able to enjoy the Eid-ul-Fitr if they did not get wage of July and festival allowance by July 26.
She urged all the apparel factory owners to pay the wage and festival allowance by July 26 in accordance with their commitment and warned that otherwise the apparel sector might face labour unrest before the Eid.
Oikya Forum leaders also demanded more compensation for the families of the victims of the Rana Plaza collapse before Eid-ul-Fitr.
They also demanded distributions of the money deposited in the relief fund of the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina.
Forum leaders Amena Akter and Shahidul Islam Sobuj and families of the victims of Rana Plaza collapse and Tazreen Fashoin fire also attended the press conference.
The Garments Sramik Sanghati coordinator, Taslima Akhter Lime, at a rally in front of the National Press Club, demanded payment of wage and festival allowance of apparel workers before Eid-ul-Fitr.
She also demanded payment of compensation for the family members of the affected apparel workers, before the Eid.
Chaired by Taslima Akhter Lima, the rally was addressed, among others, by Sanghati leaders Abdus Salam, Dipak Roy and
Abu Shama and family members of Rana Plaza victims.

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