Leaders of Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad at a protest rally on Monday called on the government to give workers dearness allowance to face price hike of essential commodities.
SKOP held the rally, presided over by veteran labour leader Bangladesh Trade Union Centre president Shahidullah Chowdhury, in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka.
‘In our country, the workers are low paid and they are facing problems to run their families as prices of essential commodities increased during the corona outbreak,’ Shahidullah said.
He called on the government to introduce dearness allowance and low cost ration of essential commodities for the workers.
Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal president Anwar Hossain, Samajtantrik Sramik Dal president Razequzzaman Ratan, Jatiya Sramik Jote Bangladesh Saifuzzaman Badsha, Jatiya Sramik Jote central leader Firoj Hossain, Trade Union Sangha president Khalilur Rahman, Jatiya Sramik Jote president Abdul Wahed, Jatiya Sramik Jote leader Shamima Ara, Jatiya Sramik Jote general secretary Naimul Ahsan Jewel spoke at the rally.
The rally was followed by a protest procession that paraded different city roads.
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