Swan workers want immediate resolution to crisis

Garment Sramik Trade Union Kendra brings out a procession in Dhaka, demanding payment of arrear wage and festival allowance of worker Swan Garments and reopening the factory. — New Age photo

The workers of the Swan Garment Private Limited continued their sit in programme for 11th day on Wednesday in front of the National Press Club, demanding immediate resolution of the crisis at the factory.

The leaders of the Garment Workers’ Trade Union Centre, at the rally, demanded resolution of the crisis of the Swan Garment at the scheduled meeting of the high-powered committee formed to resolve the crisis by the government today.
The owners closed down the factory three months back unlawfully, the GWTUC leaders said at the rally.
Sadequr Rahman Shamim, who chaired the rally, demanded reopening of the factory and paying the wages and festival allowance of the workers immediately.
Kazi Mohammad Ruhul Amin, general secretary of the organisation, said that they would announce programmes of tougher movement if the owners delayed to resolve the crisis.
Joly Talukder, the joint general secretary of the organization, said that the workers will hold a protest rally in front of the head office of the Islami Bank Bangladesh today to press for withdrawal of the ‘false’ cases filed against the workers by the bank.
She called on the Islami Bank authorities to withdraw the cases filed against the workers immediately.
The rally was followed by a protest procession that paraded Purana Paltan Crossing, Dainik Bangla, Shapla Crossing at Motijheel and Gulistan.
Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad, will hold a workers rally in front of the Press Club on Friday to express solidarity with the Swan workers, a GWTUC press release said.

Source: New Age


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