Pay wages, bonus by Saturday: labour leaders

Staff Correspondent

Garment labour leaders on Friday at a rally in the city called on garment factory owners to pay wages and festival allowances by Saturday, in accordance with their commitment to the government.
National Alliance for Protection of Garments Workers and Industries, a combine of the garment labour rights bodies, held a rally in front of the National Press Club to press their demand.
Labour leader Abul Hossain said the owners of garment factories had committed to the government they would pay wages and bonuses to workers by July 26.
He called on garment owners to clear the payments avoid labour unrest in the industry.
Some garment factories in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Tongi, Gazipur, Savar and Ashulia are yet to pay the wages and bonuses of workers, and as a result, workers have begun demonstrating for their payments.
Chaired by Abul Hossain, the rally was addressed, among others, by its leaders Lovely Yesmin, Shahidullah Badal, Zahanara Begum, Tapan Saha and Shahida Sarker.

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