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(en) Garment Strike, Bangladesh

From "Victor Chernov" <wsany@hotmail.com>
Date Tue, 3 Jul 2001 15:22:45 -0400 (EDT)

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From:  National Garment Workers Federation
To:    Workers Solidarity Alliance
Subject:  Re:Strike
Date:  Tue, 03 Jul 2001 18:56:06 +0000

Dear Comrade Harris,

Greetings.Strike is almost success.I am giving the report from one of our
Daily English Newspaper.[2 photos sent}- 1 is procession of NGWF during the 
strike.strike - 2 are "Workers are outside of the factories".

Amirul Haque Amin
General Secretary
National Garments Workers Federation


Skirmishes mark garment workers strike
10 including cops hurt : 13 arrested:several factories damaged
"At least 10 people, including two policemen,were injured in skirmishes
during a dawn-to-dusk strike called by the Bangladesh Garments workers Unity 
Council(BGWUC) yesterday.

The garment workers called the strike across the country demanding
implementation of their six point charter.

at least 17 garment factories were damaged in the city by elements hired by 
some owners,alleged the striking workers.

police arrested 13 garment workers from mohakhali area for their alleged
involvement in demanding the factories.

The arrester are : Ibrahim(20),AnisurRahman(22),Nazrul(22),Raku(30),Santi
Chandra das(30),Mohammad Hanif(25),Samad(20),Leon(18),Saiful(20) and Abdul 

thousands of garments workers took to the streets to press their demands.
the BGWUC also held a rally at Muktangoan with labour leader abul Hossain in 
the chair.Sramik Karmochari oikya Parisad(SKOP)leader Shah Mohammah abu 
Zafar and BGWUC leaders Amirul Haque Amin,Shalauddin Swapon,Tauhidur 
Rahman,Delwar Hossain,BM Abul Hossain,Jahangir Hossain,Jahanara 
Begum,Manjurul hasan khoka,Nayan Bangali,Tahmina Rahman,Mojibor Rahman 
Pintu,addressed among others.

the labour leaders urged the authorities concerned to implement their
demands.they threatened to lunch a greater movement if their demands are not 
met immediately. Meanwhile , general secretary of National Garments Workers 
Federation Amirul Haque Amin, Jahangir hossain ,Miss Shahida 
Sarker,Ohiduzzaman and Mojibor Rahman pintu in a joint statement, 
congratulated the workers for observing
the strike."

The Independent
Dhaka, Monday 2 July,01

** Real number of arrested workers are : 25
** There are 5 cases against the workers and organisers.



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