Leaders of the newly recognised trade union - Grameenphone Employees Union- on Saturday said that they would work for the welfare of employees working in telecommunication sector in the country.
While speaking at a news conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity auditorium in the capital, they extended their commitment to work with all other trade unions across the country.
‘We have no intension to create resistance against foreign investment; rather we want to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country,’ said the union general secretary Mia Md Shafiqur Rahman Masud while reading out a written statement at the conference.
He said that the union would assist the government in implementing all development projects.
He also said that they would work to protect and realise the lawful rights of the employees and workers across the country.
‘Around six crore people are working in different sectors across the country. It is regrettable that they are divided in factions,’ said GPEU president Fazlul Haque.
He called on all the trade organisations across the country to work together for betterment of the workers.
Banglalink Employees Union president Golam Mahmud Sohag, GPEU communication secretary Md Rafiqul Kabir Saikat and US Solidarity Centre deputy country program director Kelly M Fay Rodríguez, attended the programme, among others.
The union was formed after the Grameenphone authorities sacked some of their employees in 2012 and since then it had been seeking for recognition from the labour department, the statement said.
Later, it got its recognition on March 7 in 2019 through a seven-year legal battle, it mentioned.
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