Police stop Tuba workers

Staff Correspondent
Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee marches towards labour ministry on Sunday to press for several demands including immediate reopening of apparel units of the group. — New Age photo

Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee marches towards labour ministry on Sunday to press for several demands including immediate reopening of apparel units of the group. — New Age photo

Police on Sunday stopped a procession of Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee near the National Press Club which was heading towards the labour ministry.
Police stopped the marchers with fence barricades on the road near Press Club, in front of the Bangladesh Secretariat, at 12:00noon.
Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee was scheduled to hold a demonstration in front of the labour ministry to press its demands for immediate reopening of the five garment factories of Tuba Group, payment of festival allowance and other dues of the workers, cancellation of bail granted to the owner of Tuba and Tazreen Fashion, Delwar Hossain.
The marchers instead sat on the street and held a rally near the barricade and voiced their demands.
Mushrefa Mishu, the convener of the Tuaba Group Sramik Sangram Committee, who also chaired the rally, called on the government and the Tuba Group owners to take steps to reopen its factories immediately.
The Tuba authorities gave the factory closure notice illegally without paying the Eid bonus and clearing the wages of the workers, Mishu said.
She criticised the shipping minister Shajahan Khan, who got involved in the Tuba crisis, saying that he is a leader of transport workers who has failed to resolve the problems of transport workers.
The sangram committee will announce tougher movement and programmes if the problems of Tuba workers are not resolved immediately, she warned.
Garment labour leaders Mantu Ghosh, Taslima Akhter Lima, KM Ruhul Amin, Joly Talukder, Ahsan Habib Bulbul, Saiful Islam, Shamim Imam, Mofazzol Hossain Mostak, Shahidul Islam Sabuj, Abdul Ali, Suman Mollick, also spoke at the rally.

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  1. The problem of Tuba groups must be mated out with due consideration immediately otherwise the workers will risk themselves with elaborated programs which may be violent and liable to their lives. I shall urge the authority concerned as well the government to see how their problem can be solved so that it can be beneficial to both parties.

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