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12:00 AM, June 23, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 23, 2010

RMG units reopen today

Decision follows govt assurance for safety

Garment manufacturers yesterday decided to reopen all factories at Ashulia today.
The decision came after a series of meetings with ministers, lawmakers, worker representatives and officials of law enforcement agencies.
“We have decided to resume operation upon an assurance of security from the government,” Abdul Salam Murshedy, president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, told a press briefing in the evening.
He however said they would suspend garment production across the country if anyone vandalises any factory in the name of demonstrations for pay hike.
In the wake of severe labour unrest, owners closed down at least 250 factories at Ashulia in Savar on Monday.
At the hurriedly-called press meet, the BGMEA boss demanded that the labour leaders responsible for the unrest be identified and ousted from the unions.
He also urged the home secretary to retract his newspaper statement where he said “owners do not pay wages”.
He called for legislation to stop labour unrest and provocation.
FBCCI President Annisul Huq, president-elect AK Azad, BKMEA President Fazlul Haq and former BGMEA president Tipu Munshi, among others, spoke at the briefing.
BGMEA has formed a crisis management committee headed by local MP Murad Jong.
Meanwhile, Labour and Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain in an interview with BBC yesterday said committees have been formed with local lawmakers in charge to make sure RMG violence does not recur.

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