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Garment workers who went to their villages do not need to join work right now: BGMEA

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Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has requested the apparel workers who went to their village homes on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha not to return their respective working places right now.

BGMEA president Faruque Hassan made the request to workers on Saturday. He said the BGMEA will make a formal announcement in this regard shortly.

Many workers are trying to return their respective working places hearing about reopening of garment factories from Sunday (August 1). Dhaka and Chattogram city bound workers have started thronging on ferries and at various points of highways. They are facing extreme difficulties to return to the cities due to the suspension of public transports amid strict lockdown. In such a situation, the BGMEA president has requested the workers not to return to cities right now.

Faruque Hassan said on Saturday afternoon that no worker would lose jon if he or she can’t join work before the withdrawal of lockdown. Workers would join work as usual if the government withdraws or relaxes lockdown. It would not be a problem.

He said he was giving the assurance on behalf of his organisation.

The BGMEA chief further said those who didn’t go to their village homes on Eid, production will be resumed with them for the time being.

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