End crisis in Ashulia garment factories
The labour minister yesterday asked the stakeholders to arrange a meeting within one week to resolve different crises faced by the garment factories in Ashulia.
The apparel factories in Ashulia are often subjected to attacks due to different problems that tend to persist in the sector, said Labour and Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain at a meeting in Dhaka.
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) organised the meeting at its office to discuss the "present labour situation in the RMG sector in the Ashulia area".
The minister also said the recent incidents of unrest at different garment factories in Ashulia were based on rumours and confusions, not on the ground of demands for salary increases and other financial benefits.
“All the rumours and confusions will be removed if the garment owners, government officials, local political leaders and the workers' representatives hold a meeting and reach a consensus to run the factories smoothly,” the minister said.
The minister also urged Talukder Md Towhid Jong (Murad), an Awami League lawmaker from the Ashulia and Savar constituency, to take more responsibility to resolve the crises in the garment factories in the area.