'Fix Tk 5,000 as minimum wage for garment workers'
Ganotantrik Bam Morcha, an alliance of left-leaning political parties, yesterday warned the government of tougher movement if Tk 5,000 wasn't set as minimum wage for garment workers by July 28.
The warning came from a meeting held at the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) office in the city.
The meeting also demanded elimination of 'non-democratic' provisions from the Labour Act, 2006 and withdrawal of 'false cases' filed against the workers during the recent unrest in garment sector.
The alliance leaders urged the government to stop harassing workers and release those arrested during the unrest.
They decided to stage a rally at the capital's Muktangon on July 28 and announce tougher programmes if their demands were not met.