Time Digital Report: Central leaders of Bangladesh Garment Sramik Samhati on Sunday at a protest rally in Dhaka called on the government to take immediate steps to revise the wage of garment workers.
Garment Sramik Samhati held a march towards the labour ministry holding a short rally in front of the National Press Club, where its president Taslima Akhter chaired.
The police stopped the march beside Zero point near Bangladesh Secretariat where they held a rally.
At the rally, Taslima Akhter said that garment workers were getting minimum wage Tk 8,000 per month and by which they could not run their families. She called on the government to form a wage board to fix the minimum monthly wage for the garment workers at Tk 25,000.
Taslima also demanded dearness allowance for the garment workers and introduction of the rationing system of the essential commodities, from where the workers could buy commodities at cheaper prices.
General secretary of the organisation Babul Hossain said that their organisation would wage movements to compel the government to increase wage of the garment workers.
Joint general secretaries of the organisation Dipok Roy, Jiadul Islam, central leaders Julhasnayeen Babu, Rupali Akter and others spoke at the rally.