Police foil Tuba workers’ procession

New Age Online

Police on Sunday barred procession of Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee, who struggle for realising several demands including to take steps to reopen its factories immediately, near at National Press Club as they marched towards the labour ministry.
Police stopped the marchers putting barricade in front of the Bangladesh Secretariat at about 12:00pm.
Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee called for demonstration in front of the labour ministry to press its demands of immediate reopening of the five garment factories of Tuba Group, paying festival allowance and other dues of the workers, cancellation of bail granted for the owner of Tuba and Tazreen Fashion Delwar Hossain.
Facing police barricade, the marchers sat on the street and held impromptu rally there.
Mushrefa Mishu, the convener of Tuaba Group Sramik Sangram Committee, who chaired the rally, called on the government and the Tuba Group owners to take steps to reopen its factories immediately.
The Tuba authorities gave the factory closure notice illegally, Mishu said.
She criticised the role of shipping minister Shajahan Khan, for taking steps to resolve the Tuba crisis, saying that he is also a leader of transport workers, who failed to resolve the crisis of the transport workers.
‘What is the role of the labour ministry and the labour minister, as the ministry is supposed to deal with all the crisis of garment sector,’ Mishu asked.
The sangram committee would announce tougher programmes if the crisis of the Tuba workers were not resolved immediately, she added.

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