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Area-based discussion meeting, candle lighting and tribute at Jurain graveyard to commemorate the 8th anniversary of Tazreen Garments fire

With the support of BILS, Sramik Karmachary Oikya Parishad-SKOP Narayangonj regional coordination committee and IndustriAll Bangladesh Council-IBC Narayangonj regional committee paid homage to them at Jurain Graveyard early in the morning on November 24, 2020 to commemorate deceased workers of Tazreen Garments Fire which happened eight eight years ago.

IBC Narayangonj cluster committee coordinator Hedayetul Islam, SKOP Narayangonj cluster committee Coordinator Mohsin Bhuiyan, Jatiya Sramik Jote Working President Md. Abdul Wahed, General Secretary Nurul Amin, BILS Director Nazma Yesmin and SKOP and IBC affiliated trade union federation representative were present at the programme.

Speakers at a rally said, workers and their families affected by accidents at various workplaces across the country, including Tazreen and Rana Plaza, would be compensated on the basis of ILO Convention 121 and the Serious Accidents Act 1855 and Adequate compensation should be given to the affected workers on the basis of loss of lifelong income of the workers and considering the compensation given by the court order in various accidents.  To this end a national standard of compensation must be created.

Earlier, a candle lighting program was held in front of Tazreen Fashion on November 23, 2020. SKOP Savar-Ashulia Cluster Committee and Industrial IBC Savar-Ashulia Cluster Committee organised the programme.

Besides, a discussion meeting was held on 23 November 2020 at Hotel Golden Thai, Mirpur on the initiative of SKOP Dhaka-Mirpur Cluster Committee and IBC Dhaka-Mirpur Cluster Committee.

A discussion meeting was held on 22 November 2020 at BIGUF Office, Board Bazar, Gazipur on the initiative of SKOP Tongi-Gazipur Cluster Committee and IBC Tongi-Gazipur Cluster Committee.

Another discussion meeting was held on 21 November 2020 at Golden Sun Restaurent, Dholaipar, on the initiative of SKOP Narayangonj Cluster Committee and IBC Naryangonj Cluster Committee.

SKOP, IBC and BILS affiliated national trade union federations, human rights organizations and various garment trade union organisations leaders were present at the programmes.