Bangladesh Garment Workers Solidarity today in a statement demanded to ensure hundred percent wages of readymade garment workers during the lockdown.
The central steering committee of the organisation issued a statement in this regard today, signed by its president Taslima Akhter and general secretary Julhas Nain Babu.
Asking government and factory owners to take complete responsibility of the workers during the lockdown, the organisation in its statement said, "During the last lockdown, we have seen that government officials took salaries and other benefits from the government without attending offices but the opposite scenario was found in the context of garment workers."
The workers won't let this happen this time, reads the statement calling upon government to take precautionary measures.
Terming workers as a resource of the country, the statement said the industry will remain alive if the lives of workers are saved, and sought announcement to ensure hundred percent wages of the workers during the lockdown.
Expressing concern over the sharp rise in deaths and infections of coronavirus, the organisation stressed the need of conducting larger scale of tests of the workers.