'Pay salary, Eid bonus soon to avoid labour unrest' | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, September 11, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, September 11, 2009

'Pay salary, Eid bonus soon to avoid labour unrest'

Leaders of Bangladesh Garment Workers Unity Council (BGWUC) yesterday demanded the garment owners pay workers' monthly salary and Eid bonus immediately to avoid labour unrest in the garment sector.
They threatened to go for a tough movement if their demands are not met within the shortest possible of time.
The labour leaders said this at a workers meeting at Muktangan in the city with central leader of the organisation M Delowar Hossain in the chair.
Labour leaders Rokeya Sultana Anju, Najma Akhter, Towhidur Rahman, Sirajul Islam Rony, Tahmina Rahman, Khaleque Nannu, SM Masud, Hosneara, Sahera Begum and Nahidul Hasan Nayan spoke at the meeting.
The leaders mentioned the names of some garment factory unit yet to pay the salaries and Eid bonuses to their workers.
The factories include Shaminaj Garments, Trust Trousers Ltd, Mango Knit Composite, Green Knit Apparels, Raihana Apparels, Eshar Apparels, Eurenus Garments at Mirpur, Cambridge Garments and Capri Garments at Farmgate, Garmex Ltd at Tejgaon, Millennium Dress, Euro Zone Fashion, Waymart Fashion, games Design at Kuril Bishwa Road, Tesco textile at Shyamoli, Karuna Fashion at Uttara, Surma Apparels at Gazipur, AS Fashion at Jurain, Sajib Fashion and Lopa Fashion at Gandaria and SIS Garments Ltd.
They also called on the government not to provide money from the stimulus package without getting details of BGMEA and BKMEA's steps to use it.
They urged the government to take a decision considering the rights of 30 lakh garments workers who are running the sector with very low payments.
Meanwhile, the leaders of Garment Sramik Trade Union Kendra demanded the garments owners pay the salary arrears and Eid bonus by September 16.

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