Budgetary allocation for apparel workers demanded

Staff Correspondent

National Garment Workers Federation on Monday demanded specific allocation for apparel workers in the next national budget.
Federation president Amirul Haque Amin made the demand at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity putting forward six-point demands including subsidised commodities, better housing, day care centres in all industrial units and transportation for apparel workers.
The federation also demanded specialised hospital and safe maternity centres in industrial areas for apparel workers.
The federation announced programmes for lobbying and pressing for the demands. The programmes include holding a views exchange with apparel worker organisations on May 8, submitting memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Office and other ministries in May 10-14, and holding a rally in front of National Press Club on May 14.

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