Garment workers solidarity rally

Garment workers solidarity rally

Garment workers of Bangladesh in support of nationwide general labor strike in France

Garment workers solidarity rally

Today, January 19, 2023, a joint initiative of 8 major French labor unions will hold a general strike against the French government’s proposal to change (shrink) the workers’ pension system. These 8 labor organizations are: CGT, CFDT, FSU, CFTC, Solidarities, UNSA, CFE-CGC and FO.

Under the French government’s proposed pension reform (ReForm), a number of proposals have been brought forward, including increasing the retirement age, reducing the financial benefits of pensions. All these proposals will harm the workers, working people and general public. Capital and the owners of the Owners of capital will benefit. And the French government will play the role of the guardian of the rich by abandoning the interests of the common people. It is for this reason that the 8 main French labor unions, including the CGT, have called for this general strike, which will be celebrated today.

📸 Photo : Riyad Hossain, Ashulia, Dhaka.

Garment workers’ solidarity rally was held today, January 19, 2023, Thursday, 19th January, 2023, at 11 am, at Ashulia Press-Club Chatwar, Dhaka, with the demand of supporting the all-out strike of French workers and ensuring the social security of Bangladeshi garment workers and signing the ILO (ILO C-102).

The gathering was presided over by Mr. Amirul Haque Amin, President of National Garments Workers Federation.

General Secretary of Federation Md. Rafiqul Islam, Vice-President Safia Parveen, Organizing Secretary Md. Faridul Islam and other leaders spoke.

📸 Photo : Riyad Hossain, Ashulia, Dhaka

Speakers strongly condemned changes to the French government’s proposed pension system. They expressed solidarity with the trade unions calling for strikes and with all the working people’s movements in France. They said that workers, including Bangladeshi garment workers, would be with them.

The speakers said that the Garment Workers of Bangladesh and the National Garment Workers Federation have been campaigning and agitating for the signing of the 14-point and ILO Convention-102 for the social security of the garment workers. They hope for the support and cooperation of the labor organizations of the world in this ongoing campaign and movement of the garment workers of Bangladesh.

🖊 Post & 📸 Photo : Riyad Hossain Dhaka, Bangladesh.