Sramik Nirapotta Forum-SNF organised various activities on November 24, 2017 to commemorate deceased workers of Tazreen Garments Fire which happened five years ago. In memory of those workers SNF paid homage to them at Jurain Graveyard early in the morning. A gathering and a procession were held afterward in front of the National Press Club. “We demand safe jobs for everyone, compensation and rehabilitation for the victims” with this slogan the rally was shrouded.
In the programme, Sramik Nirapotta Forum Convener Dr. Hameeda Hossain, Sramik Karmochari Oikya Parishad Joint Coordinator and Bangladesh Trade Union Kendra General Secretary Dr. Wajedul Islam Khan, Samajtantrik Sramik Front General Secretary Razekuzzaman Ratan, IBC Secretary General Towhidur Rahman, Jatiya Sramik Jote Bangladesh General Secretary Naimul Ahsan Jewel, BILS Executive Council Member Umma Hasan Jhalmal, and Kazi Rahima Akter Sathi, Jatiya Sramik Jote Working President Md. Abdul Wahed and General Secretary Nurul Amin, Jatiya Sramik Federation President Quamrul Ahsan, Sramik Nirapotta Forum Member Secretary and BILS Executive Director Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmmed and Leaders and representatives of Safety and Rights, Ain O Salish Kendra, Bangladesh Legal Aid Services Trust (BLAST), Bangladesh Jatiya Mahila Ainjibi Samiti, Bangladesh Labour Federation, Karmojibi Nari, Awaaz Foundation, Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation, Naripokkho and BILS delivered their speech.
Speakers demanded to bring all workers under Labour Law regardless of formal and informal sector, to prepare a national standard of compensation and to ensure proper rehabilitation of the victims, to establish special unit at every hospital and specialised hospital for providing treatment to the workers affected by occupational accident.