The readymade garment workers at a protest rally in Chittagong city yesterday demanded to increase their basic salary minimum to eight thousand per month.
They also gave an ultimatum till November 18 to meet their demand otherwise they will go for a tougher movement.
Several hundred workers under the banner of Bangladesh Garment Sramik Songhoti Parishad put this demand at the rally that was held in the port city’s CEPZ intersection around 3:30pm.
After the rally, a protest procession paraded the adjoining roads of the area.
Speakers said the salary of the workers was not increased in proportion to the increasing prices of necessary commodities that has caused them immense sufferings.
“Owners bag a huge amount of profit using the labour of workers but they do not provide any facility to the workers,” they also claimed.
Siddiqul Islam, convener of the city unit of Trade Union Federation and Hasan Al Rumi, convener of the city unit of Bangladesh Garment Sramik Songhoti Parishad, spoke in the rally among others.