CCCI calls for tripartite meeting to end RMG tension
Nurun Newaz Salim, acting president of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), yesterday urged the prime minister to solve the garment sector trouble in Ashulia with due urgency.
He advised Sheikh Hasina to arrange a tripartite meeting between the government, garment factory owners and workers of Ashulia, so that a fair deal for all can be reached.
The shutdown of 300 garment factories over labour unrest is causing a loss of around Tk 32.8 crore each day to the economy, Salim said in a statement.
The garment exports that account for 80 percent of the country's total shipments, have already been badly hit by the global recession; persisting with the strife will only compound matters, Salim said.