Hasina warns garment workers on 'anarchy'
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked garment workers to think deeply before creating anarchy in their factories.
“Think what you will do when factories are closed,” Hasina said in her speech to a discussion marking the 63rd founding anniversary of Awami League at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka.
“Why are they ransacking the factories that give them salaries? If those factories are closed, they will lose jobs and will have to go back to their villages,” Hasina said. “They must realise it.”
Hasina said minimum wages for the garment workers were fixed at Tk 3,000 on her own initiative, according to a UNB report.
“I personally forced the garment factory owners to give Tk 3,000 in minimum wages while they fixed Tk 2,500-2,600,” Hasina said.
She asked why the garment workers would create anarchy on instigation from outside when the prime minister of a country is in favour of the workers. “Destructive activities will just destroy your factories that provide livelihoods for you.”