Will not tolerate any unrest in country ahead of elections: Bangladesh

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

14-December-2018  |  1 min read

Mujibul Haque Chunnu
Image Courtesy: dhakatribune.com

As the date of the general election (December 30) in Bangladesh is getting closer, the Government has reportedly called upon all the readymade garment factory owners to pay wages to the workers on time and refrain from terminating workers or shutting down production unit to avert labour unrest while also warning strict action against any protest.

“The Government will not tolerate any unrest in the garment sector ahead of the national election. If any untoward situation takes place due to negligence of factory owners, the ministry will take legal actions against them.” – Mujibul Haque Chunnu, State Minister for Labour, Bangladesh

It may be mentioned here that police recently foiled an attempt by aggrieved workers of NZ Group’s CA Knitwear Limited to block Dhaka-Mymensingh highway at Gazipur to protest against the dismissal of some workers of the concerned factory.

As per reports, the agitation followed after an employee of the concerned manufacturing unit was reportedly called from the production floor and asked to sign on a white paper four-to-five days ago, refusing to do which, the employee was reportedly forced out of the factory. Further on the day of the incident, about 400 workers were reportedly barred from entering the factory when they reported for work.

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