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Sramik Sanghati demands full list of Rana Plaza victims

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Bangladesh Garments Sramik Sanghati on Sunday organises a rally in front of the National Press Club pressing for payment of immediate compensation to the Rana Plaza victims. — New Age photoBangladesh Garments Sramik Sanghati on Sunday organises a rally in front of the National Press Club pressing for payment of immediate compensation to the Rana Plaza victims. — New Age photo

Bangladesh Garment Sramik Sanghati, a body to protect apparel workers’ rights, on Sunday handed over a memorandum to the ministry of labour to press home its seven-point demands that include publication of a full list of the workers killed, wounded or missing in the Rana Plaza collapse at Savar in April, 2013.
The leaders and activists of BGSS, after a rally in front of the Press Club, a marched towards the labour ministry but the police stopped them near the Press Club and allowed a 10-member team, led by its coordinator Taslima Akhter, to give the memorandum to the ministry.
The demands included award of adequate compensation for the dead workers, identification of the bones of the workers found later and the graves according to the DNA reports and exemplary punishment for the people responsible for the building collapse.
Sramik Sanghati leaders alleged that confusions still remained regarding the list of the victims.
A total of 1,134 people, most of whom were garment workers, were killed and a huge number of people were wounded or had gone missing, the leaders said at the rally.
Chaired by the coordinator of the labour rights body, Taslima Akhter, the rally was addressed by the chief coordinator of Gnasanghati Andolan, Zonayed Saki, adviser to the organisation Abdus Salam, Abu Bakar Ripon, Dipak Roy and the family members of the affected workers in the Rana Plaza collapse.




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