Garment factories in Ashulia to start work on Friday

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) decided to reopen ready made garment factories in Ashulia on Friday after a three-day shutdown following a labour unrest.

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“We will reopen the factories on Friday on the government’s assurance that it will provide us with security,” Reaz Bin Mahmood, vice-president of BGMEA.

The decision was taken after a team of garment factory owners met with Labour and Employment Minister Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju at the ministry Thursday, 16 May 2013.

On May 13, garment makers decided to close around 300 factories in Ashulia for an indefinite period due to continued labour unrest over minimum wage.

It is widely speculated that the factory owners displayed a show of strength in closing down the factories, causing widespread worker discontent and huge economic pressure over the administration. This action came at a time when the workers were pressing for better working conditions on with the momentum of the recent worker rights movement renewed after the Savar Rana Plaza Collapse.

 

 

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