In protest of unlawful close declaration, illegal termination of 27 workers, breaking the commitment of owners regarding wages and hindrance to form Union
The Ministry of Labor and Employment has blocked with red flag and Memorandum Submitted
State Minister for Labor and Employment has assured
The workers of Korean-owned Haesong Korea located in Zirabo, Kathgra, Ashulia, demanded to take responsible steps for unlawful close, illegal termination of 27 workers, commitment regarding wage issue, violation of law – Proper judgment for persecution and breaking commitment of owner by honorable Sate Minister’s intervention.
Today, March 20, 2018, they demand this in a memorandum given to the State Minister for Labor and Employment Prior to giving the memorandum, a rally was held in front of the National Press Club. About 200 workers participate in the program.
Presided over by the President of the Federation, Mr. Amirul Haque Amin: The central leader of the federation Md. Fakhrukh Khan, Kabir Hossain, Vice-General Secretary Md. Faridul Islam,Esrat Jahan Ela, Nasima Akhter and Haesong’s terminated Workers Mohammad Hasan, Zakir, Sabuj and Jahangir Hossain also present and gave speech.
Solidarity statement by: National Garment Workers Employee Federation President Md.Delwar Hossain.
The speakers alleged that in the context of the incident of protest against job lost of 27 workers and commitment break of owner, Korean-owned Hesang Corporation Ltd located in Kathgara , Ashulia, Jirabo suddenly stopped the factory on March 14 and put the workers in danger. Industry police blindly collaborates with this illegal activity. On the other hand, these innocent workers were attacked by the owners’ tenant rogue
Note: (1)In this factory, the workers of the National Garment Workers Federation have started the process of forming a union. To prevent the formation of the union, the management made many types of evil plot and finally closed the factory.
(2) This factory buyers are: INDITEX, H & M, VARNER GROUP.
Haesong Korea Worker’s Claim:
1. The factory will be opened immediately.
2. Terminated workers must be re-employed in jobs.
3. Before the owner, the promised placements should be paid daily for the lowest amount.
4. All vicious move against to form a union must be stopped.
5. Must stop harassment, torture and intimidation towards workers.
The speakers urged the government, BGMEA, Buyer and all concerned to reopen the factory immediately and to reinstate the job of the terminated workers and to eliminate all the barriers to the formation of the union.
Police made obstacle to the procession when they proceed towards the Ministry of Labour and Employment after the gathering.Federation’s general secretary Faridul Islam, Haesong terminated Workers Md. Hansan, Sabuj, Zakir and Jahangir presented memorandum as representative.
Honorable State Minister for Labor and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu welcomed the delegates.He immediately talked to I G of Inspection Division and Director General of Labor Department and instructed for speedy trial.
(Amirul Haque Amin), President, Mobile-01731201302