Fasting workers of Tuba group fall sick

New Age Online

At least 15 among the workers of Tuba group, who are on a hunger strike since Monday evening demanding payment of arrears, wages and festival allowance, have fallen sick on Wednesday.
The workers of the apparel producing group of companies began ‘fast-unto-death’ since Monday at a unit of Central Badda in protesting against the owners’ repeated missing deadlines for paying their dues.
The workers said four of the fasting workers were hospitalised and others who have fallen sick were given intravenous fluid at the demonstration venue.
The demonstrating workers said they would continue fasting until the arrears, overtime allowance, and festival allowance were not paid to the 1600 workers of five units of the Tuba group — Tuba Fashions, Tuba Textile, Bukshan Garments, Tayeb Design and Mita Design.
The workers also went out on demonstrations at Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association on July 23 for the same demand.
The agitating workers also kept the mother-in-law of the Tuba Group owner Delwar Hossain, who owned the Tazreen Fashions, where at least 117 workers were killed in a deadly due to negligence on part of owners. Delwar is in jail in the Tazreen fire case and his wife Mahmuda Aktar, also chairman of Tuba Group, is freed on bail.

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