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(en) Bangladesh Garment Workers Safety Day

From "Victor Chernov" <wsany@hotmail.com>
Date Thu, 26 Dec 2002 03:51:45 -0500 (EST)

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> From: Nationall Garment Workers Federation
Dear comrade ,
In Bangladesh, garment workers will 
observe 27 th December,02 as " Garment
Workers Safety Day".
On 27th December,1990, there was a 
fire in Saraka garment in Mirpur, Dhaka.
On that fire 27 garment workers were 
died.From that time every year garment
workers observed that day as "Saraka 
>From 27th december,90 to now, 252 
garment workers died and several
thousands were injured in more than 
50 fire in different garment factories
in Bangladesh.
Last year 2001, several garment workers 
trade union federations took the
decission to observe the 27 th December 
as "Garment Workers Safety Day".
According to that decission , garment 
workers will observe the 27 th
december,2002 as garment workers safety 
Different organisations will observe 
the day in different manner including
the NGWF and Bangladesh Garment Workers 
Unity Council.
It is mentionable that - in Bangladesh 
1.6 garment workers are working in
3300 garment factories.Total products 
goes to the  different developed
countries. Fire is the one of main 
problems for the Bangladeshi garment
sector and Safety is the one of the 
main important issue of the garment
workers and garment workers trade 
union organisations.

We call our friends to send message 
on the occation of Garment Workers
Safety Day.

In solidarity
Amirul Haque Amin

Workers Solidarity Alliance

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