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Strike in Garments sector, Bangladesh


Strike in Garments Sector of Bangladesh

Greetings from Bangladesh.
We The National Garments Workers Federation(NGWF)and Bangladesh Garments Workers Unity Council(umbrella organization of 10 garments workers federation including NGWF)today 4 Th September have called 24 hours STRIKE in whole garments sector in Bangladesh. In a press conference at 3 pm we have declared this Strike.On the basis of 3 demands We have called this Strike.These 3 demands are :

  1. Compensation for 12 died workers and injured workers-Who died and injured in recent fire in Globe Garment.( Tk 200000/ for each died and tk 50000/ for each injured)
  2. Safe working place for garments workers.
  3. Implementation of 4 points M.O.U - that was signed by BGMEA(Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association) with Bangladesh Garments Workers Unity Council on 29th November,1997.

It is mentionable in Bangladesh 1.5milion(1500000)workers are working in 2600 garments.

In fabour of STRIKE on 11 th September, We the National Garments Workers Federation will held a Torch Procession tomorrow 5 th september at 6.30 pm in the capital city Dhaka.
Pls send your solidarity message .
Amirul Haque Amin
General Secretary
National Garments Workers Federation
Phone 88 019 340268
fax 88 02 9562562