RMG workers in Savar seek an end to discrimination | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:33 AM, March 09, 2019

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RMG workers in Savar seek an end to discrimination

To press their various demands, female workers of several garment factories formed a human chain in Savar yesterday.

Under the banner of “Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation”, more than 300 workers joined the programme in front of Rana Plaza site.

Their demands include a six-month maternity leave, putting a stop to workplace violence and discrimination against women, reopening of closed RMG factories and payment of due salaries.

Halima Begum, a worker of a closed garment factory, said the factory was closed on February 20 without any notice and paying due salaries.

Rofiqul Islam Sujon, president of Bangladesh Garments and Industrial Workers Federation, who was present at the human chain, said most of the RMG workers are women.

So, women mostly suffer due to such closure, he said.

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