RMG workers want wage, allowance by todayStaff Correspondent
Garments worker organisations on Tuesday expressed concern as the wages and festival allowances were yet to be paid to the workers of some garment factories.
Garments Sramik Sangram Parishad at a meeting at its office in the capital said that the owners of some garment factories were yet to pay the wage and festival allowance to the workers till Tuesday.
They called on the factory owners to make the payments today so that the workers could go their homes to celebrate the Eid with their families.
The owners of the factories were committed to pay the wage for July and the festival allowance by August 7.
The meeting also expressed concern over the comment of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association president Atiqul Islam that the owners of garment factories housed in Rana Plaza were not responsible for the collapse of the building.
Atiqul is trying to shrug off the responsibilities for the garment workers affected in the Rana Plaza collapse, the meeting resolved.
Chaired by the platform coordinator Rafiqul Islam Pathik, the meeting was attended, among others, by its leaders Mahbubur Rahman Islamil, Mir Mostak Hossain, Dipak Roy and Shamim Imam.
National Garment Workers Federation distributed clothes and food items among the family members of the workers affected in Rana Plaza collapse.
Workers Party of Bangladesh president Rashed Khan Menon, while distributing the goods at the federation office in the city, demanded safety of the workers at their workplaces.
More than 100 affected people received the help.
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