Chunnu assures RMG workers of solving problem
18 May 2015, Nirapad News: State minister for labor and employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu assured Swan garments workers of solving the existing problems within two days.
Bangladesh Garment Worker Trade Union Centre general secretary Jolly Talukdar said after getting the assurance the workers left the secretariat in city around 2:15 Sunday.
But the workers leader threatened that the workers will press home their demand if the state minister does not fulfill his promise.
Earlier in the day, nearly five hundred workers staged demonstration in front of the secretariat, demanding the payment of their dues.
Led by the leaders of Bangladesh Garment Worker Trade Union Centre, workers of Swan Garments Factory of the city’s Dhakkhinkhan area took poison there since 12:20 pm of the day.
Prior to that, they formed a human chain in front of National Press Club, and protested the owners’ decision of shutting down the factory without prior notice.
Moreover, they demanded payments of their 4-month dues.
After the human chain, the workers marched to the secretariat in a bid to lay siege to the labor and employment ministry. As police barred them, they took position in front of the gate No. 5 of the secretariat.
Later, the workers leaders met the state minister on the matter. They, however, vowed to continue the movements until their demands are met.