Sramik Nirapotta Forum (SNF) and Domestic Workers Rights Netwotk-DWRN jointly formed a human chain on August 26, 2017 at National Press Club urging to stop the death procession of all workers including construction workers, domestic workers, electricians, to ensure safety of all workers by the amendment of Labour Law and to increase the amount of compensation.
Speakers in the human chain said that day by day the number of accident at industrial sector in Bangladesh is raising. Workers death procession is also increasing in line with this. The workers are falling dead because of mismanagement at industrial sector and for disobeying the Labour Law. They said that the proper inspection activities of Department of Inspection for Factory and Establishments are not in progress, so workplace accidents are increasing. One of the main reasons of accidents at construction and electricity sector is not to use safety equipments.
Speakers in the human chain also said that, the amount of providing compensation to injured workers in Bangladesh is insufficient. They urged to bring all the workers under the Labour Law for ensuring their safety.
Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik Dal President Anwar Hossain, Bangladesh Trade Union Kendra General Secretary Dr. Wajedul Islam Khan, Domestic Workers Rights Network-DWRN Coordinator and Sramik Nirapotta Forum Member Secretary Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmmed along with leaders of network and forum affiliated human rights organisations and National Trade Union Federations participated in the human chain.