Apparel labour groups mark 13 months of Rana Plaza disaster

Staff Correspondent

Apparel labour leaders at separate programmes on Saturday called on the Awami League-led government to take steps for adequate compensations for Rana Plaza victims.
Labour rights groups held the programmes at Savar and in the capital marking 13 months of the Rana Plaza disaster in which more than 1,100 people, mostly apparel workers, were killed as the eight-storey building collapsed.
Bangladesh Garment Sramik Sanghati held a rally in front of the Rana Plaza at Savar bus stand where the organsation’s convener Taslima Akhter and leaders Dipak Roy, Mehedi Hasan and others spoke.
A procession followed the rally.
National Garment Workers Federation leaders, in another incident, formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club at 11:00am demanding adequate compensations for the Rana Plaza victims.
The organisation’s president Amirul Haque Amin presided over the programme. Apparel labour leaders Quamrul Ahsan, Salauddin Shawpan and Nurun Nahar also spoke..
A procession followed the human chain.

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