Workers to go on hunger strike for resuming operation
A platform of garment workers will go on a token hunger strike in the capital today, demanding that the government secure the workers' jobs by resuming operation of Hall-Mark Group's factories in Savar under its supervision.
Garment Sramik Sangram Parishad has organised the protest programme in front of Jatiya Press Club at 10:00am.
The platform also submitted memorandums to the ministries of labour and employment; industries; and commerce as well as other offices yesterday to press home their demand, its coordinator Advocate Mahbubur Rahman Ismail told journalists.
The garment workers have been holding different programmes, demanding disbursement of all arrears among the 17,000 workers whose jobs had been thrown into uncertainty with the unexpected closure of the factories since October 30.
The uncertainty among the workers arose after Hall-Mark's top brass, including its managing director and chairman, were arrested after the group was found to have embezzled Tk 2,686 crore on loan from Sonali Bank.