Several hundreds of workers of Tuba Group are continuing their hunger strike for the third consecutive day today, demanding their outstanding salaries and Eid bonus.
At least 30 workers have so far fallen sick as the staff of five factories under Tuba Group started the hunger strike on the sixth floor of the factory housed at Hossain Market in Uttar Badda in the capital since the Eid day.
Most of them are seen sitting or lying down on the floor with IV saline.
Five of the workers were admitted to local clinics with deteriorating condition, Sumi Akter, a sewing operator of the factory, told The Daily Star.
They neither celebrated the Eid-ul-Fitr nor get their wages as none of the authorities concerned including the owner and BGMEA are paying heed to their damands, Sumi said.
Over 1,600 workers of Tuba Group, which also owns Tazreen Fashions Limited that was burnt down in November 2012 killing 112 workers, protested for their salaries and and Eid bonuses during the months of May, June and July.
Meanwhile, the workers have confined the mother-in-law of company owner Delwar Hossain in the factory since Friday.
BGMEA took up the matter several times but could not reach a solution.
Delwar is now in jail in connection with the fire incident cases.
The owners or the Leaders of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association (BGMEA), the apex body of garment manufacturers, were not available for their comments.