RANA PLAZA VICTIMS

Labour leaders call for adequate compensation

Staff Correspondent

Garment labour leaders on Saturday at a human chain demanded adequate compensation for the Rana Plaza victims and punishment of the owners of the building on charge of killings the workers.
More than 1,300 people, most of whom were garment workers, were killed in the building collapse at Savar Bus Stand in Savar.
Bangladesh Garment Sramik Sanghati formed a one hour human chain in front of the collapsed building at Savar Bus Stand at 11:00am to press home their demands. Family members of the affected workers also attended.
Taslima Akhter, the coordinator of the organisation, alleged that family members of the affected workers did not get adequate compensation so far.
She called on the owners of factories, the government and buyers to come forward and provide adequate compensation to family members of the affected workers.
Taslima also called on the government to take steps to hand down exemplary punishment to the owners of Rana Plaza, ‘responsible for the killings of the workers.’
The central leaders of the organisation, Abu Shama, Mahbub Iran, local leaders Alam Matabbor, Siraj Fakir and Alamgir Hossain also spoke at the rally.
The rally was followed by a procession that paraded different roads around Savar Bus Stand.

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