Labour leaders oppose Delwar’s bail, ministers at BGMEA to discuss way out

New Age Online

Garments Sramik Sangram Parishad, a combine of eight apparel workers’ rights body, on Sunday formed a human chain in front of the High Court premises to oppose Tuba Group owner Delwar Hossain’s two months’ interim bail.
Tuba Group owner Delwar Hossain obtained two months’ interim bail from a High Court bench. He is in jail on homicide charges after one of his apparel factories Tazreen Fashions limited was gutted in 2012, killing 112 workers.
The rights body also held the protest programme to realise the workers’ demand for payment of their wages, arrears and Eid bonus.
Meanwhile, Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee is likely to announce its fresh programme at a press conference this afternoon at Hossain Market of North Badda in the city.
Speaking at a protest rally on Saturday, a number of leaders and academicians issued the government and Tuba Group owners a 24-hour ultimatum to resolve the crisis by paying the dues of nearly 1,600 workers.
The seamstresses of Tuba Group had started their hunger strike since July 28, demanding their arrear, salary and Eid bonus.
In the meantime, BGMEA leaders have been discussing a way out to the crisis with commerce minister Tofail Ahmed and state minister for labour and employment, Mujibul Haque Chunnu at BGMEA building since this morning.

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