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Garments Workers-Human Chain For Weekly Holiday


07.10.2000 Garments Workers-Humaan Chain For Weekly Holiday
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Greetings. Yesterday 6 th October,2000 Garments Workers organised "Garments Workers-Human Chain " for the implementation of Weekly Holiday in the whole Garments Sector of Bangladesh.
The program was organised in front of the Bangladesh Secratariet at 5 p.m.Garments workers of diffirent Factories took part in the program .During the program presided by Alam Kabir the gathering Addressed among others Amirul Haque Amin, Miss Shahida Sarker, Ohiduzzaman, Mrs Parul Begum , Mojibur Rahman pintu, Mrs Shafia pervin , Mrs Lovely Biswas and Advisor Advocate abed Raja.
The Speakers mentioned- "The weekly holiday is the legal rights of the garments workers according to the factory act section - 51,World Human Rights declaration section no -24, I L O convention section no - 14 and Bangladesh constitution section no - 15(c)."
They Added that- " According to the Aggrement with BGMEA 29thNovember,97 and 10th september,2000 Garments owners should implement the weekly holiday".

The speakers Claimed that- "According to the new aggrement - from the first friday of October,2000 weekly holiday should observe.But it is reality today is the first friday of October but a big number of factories is open and workers are working for the presure of management".
Leaders of the federation call the government to take action against those - who are runing the factory on friday and violating the law , ILO covention, Human rights declaration, Country contitution and aggrement.
Next Program;
From the Human Chain the leader of the NGWF declared next prorgams as:
*** 9 th October; Memorandum to the labour department for the proper action against the law violating garments owners.
*** 10 to 12 October : Meetings in the garments industrial Zones.
*** 13 th October : Country-wide Weekly holiday Damand Day

In solidarity
Amirul Haque Amin
General Secretary
National Garments Workers Federation