Labour groups rally for reopening Tuba Group factories

New Age Online

Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee and National Garment Workers Federation on Friday at separate programmes in the city demanded reopening of five garment factories of Tuba Group.
The leaders of Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee, at a two-hour sit-in programme at 11:00am in front of the National Press Club, demanded immediate reopening of the factories.
The convener of Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee Mushrefa Mishu said, the owners of Tuba Group had shut its factories giving an illegal notice, the committee would announce tougher movement to compel the owners to reopen the factories if the owns does not meet the demand soon.
Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee announced a stage demonstration in front of the labour ministry on September 7 to press the demands of the Tuba workers. They also demanded cancellation of the bail for Tuba Group and Tazreen Fashion owner Delwer Hossain.
Meanwhile, Fazle Hossain Badsha, general secretary of the Workers Party of Bangladesh, an ally of the Awami League led alliance, at another protest rally organised by National Garment Workers Federation in front of the Press Club, demanded paying the dues of the Tuba Group workers.
Delwer Hossain, the owner of Tazreen and Tuba Group was responsible for death of 124 workers of the Tazreen Fashions, so the government and the garment factory owners association Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association had no right to stand by him, Fazle Hossain Badsha said.
He called on the government and the BGMEA to take steps to resolve the crisis of Tuba Group to ensure jobs of 1,600 workers.


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