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Strike in Garments sector, Bangladesh,Torch Procession



Greetings from NGWF and Bangladesh.
National Garments Workers Federation(NGWF)today 5 th September organized a TORCH PROCESSION for the success of Garments Strike on 11 th September.
The Procession was started at 6.30 pm infront of the Muktangoan central place of the Dhaka city.It was finished at Purana paltan after parred the main streets of the city .
Before the Procession Presided by Alam Kabir the gathering was addressed among others Amirul Haque Amin,Miss Shahida Sarker,Mrs Parul Begum,Mrs Lovely Biswas,Miss Nurun Nahar,Miss Safia pervin,Alamgir Sikder and Ohiduzzaman.
The Federation announched more programs for the success of the Strike.These are:

It is mentionable that the Strike is for 3 demands.
These 3 demands are :

  1. Compensation for 12 died workers and injured workers-Who died and injured in recent fire in Globe Garment.( Tk 200000/ for each died and tk 50000/ for each injured)
  2. Safe working place for garments workers.
  3. Implementation of 4 points M.O.U - that was signed by BGMEA(Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association) with Bangladesh Garments Workers Unity Council on 29th November,1997.

It is also mentionable,In Bangladesh 1.5 milion (1500000) workers are working in 2600 garments.
p.s : the picure of the procession is in the attached file.
For solidarity message :
Amirul Haque Amin
General Secretary
National Garments Workers Federation
Phone 88 019 340268
fax 88 02 9562562