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RMG workers to observe hunger strike on July 31

  • Published at 08:02 pm July 27th, 2018
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File photo of workers at a ready-made garment factory Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

They want Tk16,000 to be fixed as minimum wage

Ready-made garment (RMG) workers will observe a two-hour-long hunger strike in front of the office of the minimum wage board for the RMG sector on July 31, to press home their demand for fixing Tk16,000 as minimum wage.

The decision was taken at a meeting of several workers’ organizations held in Dhaka on Friday, reports UNB.

They will start the hunger strike at 11am in front of the wage board office in the city’s Topkhana Road.

Friday’s meeting again rejected the minimum wages – Tk6,360 and Tk12,020– proposed by the representatives of owners and workers, respectively, at an earlier meeting of the board.

Workers' leaders warned that dillydallying over fixing the wage will invite dire consequences.

Coordinator of National Platform to Protect Garment Workers and Industry Abul Hossain, Bangladesh Garment Workers' Oikya Parishad Convener Mahtab Uddin Shahid, M Delwar Hossain and Jolly Talukder were present at the meeting with Amirul Haq Amin in the chair.