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Rally held in Chittagong to mark the International Human Right Day 2016

ctg-rallyHundreds of people joined a rally on December 9, 2016 to mark the International Human Rights Day 2016 in Chittagong. Under BILS-DGB project, the rally was formed in front of Chittagong Press Club, which ended at Chittagong Shaheed Minar.

Addressing the rally, President of Trade Union Kendra Chittagong Tapan Dutta said that according to international and national conventions, laws and rules, state must ensure the rights of workers.

President of BJSD Chittagong and Secretary of BILS A M Nazim Uddin said that it is the duty of the government and owners to ensure the rights of workers as they are the driving force of production and development. Owners must ensure decent workplace for workers, Occupational Health and Safety, minimum wages, compensation etc for workers.

Central Joint-Secretary of JSL and Secretary of BILS Safar Ali said that still workers are victims of different kinds of violence and deprivation. Sometimes the concern authority fails to ensure the rights of workers. So, workers should get united to achieve their rights.

TU leaders, numbers of civil society representatives and media people were present at the event.