Arrest of Tazreen owner demandedStaff Correspondent
The National Garment Workers Federation on Wednesday demanded immediate arrest of Tazreen Fashion Limited owner Delwar Hossain on charge of killing more than 112 workers, died in fire at the factory on November 24, 2012.
The garment workers’ rights body made the demand at a human chain formed in front of the National Press Club.
Addressing the human chain, federation president Amirul Haque Amin said that Delwar could not avoid the responsibilities of the killing of his factory workers caused by his failure to ensure the safety of the workers.
The garment workers will go for tougher agitations, if Delwar is not arrested immediately, he said.
The federation leaders also demanded more compensation for the workers killed or affected by the fire.
They called on the government, the factory owners and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturer and Exporters Association leaders to ensure safety of the garment workers.
They also demanded establishment of the right to trade union in the garment sector.
The human chain rally was addressed, among others, by the federation leaders Safia Parvin, Faroque Khan, Sultana Akter and Kabir Hossain.
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