Compensate Rana Plaza victims adequately: rally

Staff Correspondent
Bangladesh Garment Sramik Sanghati goes out on demonstration in Dhaka on Thursday demanding compensation for victims of Rana Plaza building collapse. — New Age photo

Bangladesh Garment Sramik Sanghati goes out on demonstration in Dhaka on Thursday demanding compensation for victims of Rana Plaza building collapse. — New Age photo

Leaders of the Bangladesh Garment Sramik Sanghati on Thursday at a rally in the city called on the government and garment factory owners to give adequate compensation to family members of the victims of Rana Plaza collapse.
They also called on the government to stop harassment on the affected workers’ family members and ensure exemplary punishment to those the responsible for the building collapse.
Garment Sramik Sanghati organised the rally in front of the Bangladesh Garment Manufactures and Exporters Association Bhaban at Kawranbazar.
Rana Plaza collapsed on August 24, in 2013, at Savar Bus Stand, killing 1,170 people and wounding several hundred, most of them garment workers.
Taslima Akhter Lima, the coordinator of Sramik Sanghati, demanded adequate compensation for family members of the affected workers.
She demanded disbursement of money from the prime minister’s fund which has already grown to Tk 105 crore.
Still, around 160 workers of Rana Plaza are missing, so how their family members will get compensation is not clear, Taslima said.
She called on the BGMEA leaders to take more steps to help the affected workers.
Chaired by Lima, the rally was addressed, among others, by leaders of the organisation Julhasin Babu, Dipak Roy, Alam Matabbor, Nari Sanghati coordinator Shamoli Shil and the family members of the affected workers.
More than 100 workers, with banners and festoons, took part in the rally.



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