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Hasina Calls on Garment Factory Owners to Provide Facilities for Workers


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday categorically said the government wouldn't tolerate any more chaotic situation in the export-oriented garment sector and urged the factory owners to ensure all types of requisite facilities for the workers.

Inaugurating the 5th Bangladesh Knitwear Exhibition 2009, she pointed out that with the present low-scale salaries the garment workers find it very difficult to make both ends meet.

Drawing attention of the apparel industries' owners to a stark disparity, the Prime Minister said in many cases, the money spent on a day's shopping by an owner is more than the monthly salary of a garment worker.

The Prime Minister called upon the owners to ensure economic uplift of the workers.

About the brewing industrial unrest in the sector, Sheikh Hasina urged the owners to find out the reasons behind the workers' discontent.

Terming the workforce as the "driving wheels" of the apparel industry, the Prime Minister said workers' efficiency and labor is inevitable for an industry's development.

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