Garment workers of several factories in Savar and Gazipur demonstrate, demanding full salary for April and May.
Eight more garment factory workers tested positive for Covid-19 in Savar, raising the total number of infected RMG workers in Savar upazila with coronavirus to 20.
The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) on April 14 issued a statement saying the government will take legal action against factory owners if they fail to pay workers by April 16.
The garments industry plays a crucial role in our economy. The welfare of the 4.2 million workers in this industry is vital for our achievement of middle-income status.
Garment workers have received a fair share of attention over the last few years due to their poor working conditions, low wages and benefits, and inadequate facilities at their factories of employment.
Arif Hossain* has been worried about his future since his name and photo was put on a list of “suspended” workers outside his garment factory in Ashulia in the middle of January.
No “innocent” garment worker would be suspended, but those who got involved in criminal activities during the weeklong labour unrest would be punished, the BGMEA president said yesterday.
All garment factories in the country will be kept shut for an indefinite period if the protesting workers do not return to their workplaces by tomorrow, the president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) says at an emergency press briefing in Dhaka.