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Workers demand wage, allowance by July 25

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:29, Jul 18,2020

 
 

Dragon Sweater workers hold a rally in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Friday in protest at the wrongful dismissals from the RMG company and demanding unpaid wages. — New Age photo

Leaders of different labour organisation on Friday in separate programmes in Dhaka urged the garment factory owners to pay workers’ wage of July and Eid allowance by July 25.

As Eid ul-Azha would be celebrated either on July 31 or on August 1, they demanded the dues of the workers before Eid.

Leaders of Socialist Labour Front, Garment Workers’ Trade Union Centre, Dhaka Taxi Car Driver Union held separate rallies in front of National Press Club and Garment Sramik Samhati in front of Ashulia Press Club pressed their demands.

SLF president Razequzzaman Ratan said that the workers would not be able to celebrate Eid if they did not get their wage and festival allowance a week before Eid as they were very low paid in the country.

Chaired by labour leader Khalequzzaman Lipon, the organisation’s rally was also addressed by central leaders Faruque Hossain, Monir Hossain, Habibur Rahman.

Garment Workers’ Trade Union Centre leaders also called on the garment factory owners to pay wage of July and festival allowance of the garment workers by July 25.

The organisation’s president Mantu Ghosh presided over the programme where central leaders Kazi Ruhul Amin, Sadequr Rahman Shamim, Khairul Mamun Mintu, Dulal Saha and others spoke.

The rally was followed by a protest procession that paraded different city roads.

Garment Sramik Samhati general secretary Julhasyeen Babu also called on the garment owners to pay wage of July and festival allowance of workers by July 20.

Leaders of Ashulia unit of the organisation, Billal Sheikh, Sahida Begum, Shamim Hossain, Rupali Akhter and others spoke at the Ashulia rally.

The rally was followed by a protest procession that paraded different roads of the industrial zone.

Besides, leaders of Dhaka Taxi Car Drivers Union, called on the owners to pay wage and festival allowance of the drivers before seven days of Eid.

Chaired by president of the organisation Bikash Chandra Das, the rally was also addressed general secretary Ahsan Habib Bulbul and others.

The rally was followed by a protest procession.

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