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.