Sramik Nirapotta Forum organised a press conference with the participation of Sramik Karmochari Oikya Parichad (SKOP), National Coordinating Council for Workers Education (NCCWE), IndustriAll Bangladesh Council (IBC), Garments Sramik Karmochari Oikya Parishad (GSKOP), Imarat Nirman Sramik Union-INSUB, Nirman Sramik League and Tannery Workers Union on June 6, 2018 at National Press Club Conference Lounge demanding to increase the amount of compensation, to start workplace accidental compensation scheme according to ILO Convention-121 and social security immediately and to ensure workplace safety for all workers.
Defining the standard of compensation in Labour Law in order to ensure compensation for all victim workers at workplace accident, determining the amount of taka15 lac as minimum compensation, starting “Universal Social Insurance Scheme’ at available and affordable price, and approving ‘Employment Injury Scheme’ proposed by ILO, including all workers of country in Labour Law and ensuring their allover safety, compensation and health care, providing regular health checkup and free treatment aimed at occupational health protection of workers and creating a legal basis to provide financial support from workers welfare fund to the workers at informal sector were the demanding issues in the conference.
Sramik Nirapotta Forum acting Coordinator and BILS Joint Secretary General Dr. Wajedul Islam Khan read the written statement in the press conference while BILS Advisory Council Member Shah Mohd. Abu Zafar, Mesbahuddin Ahmed, Vice Chairman Anwar Hossain, Secretary A M Nazim Uddin, Jatiya Garments Sramik Jote President Md. Abdul Wahed, NCCWE Chairman and Jatiya Sramik Federation General Secretary Amirul Haque Amin, Samajtantrik Sramik Front General Secretary Razekuzzaman Ratan, IndustriAll Bangladesh Council Secretary General Towhidur Rahman, Jatiya Garments Sramik Front Vice-President Khalekuzzaman Lipon and Member Shamsunnahar Josna, Bangladesh Mukto Sramik Federation Organising Secretary Shahidullah Badal, Safety and Rights Society Executive Director Sekendar Ali Mina, Awaz Foundation President Momtaj Begum, Ain O Salish Kendra Soordinator Abu Ahmed Foyzul Kabir Farid, BLAST Deputy Director (Advocacy) Advocate Mahbuba Akter, Garments Industry Sramik Jote President Sardar Khorshed, BILS Executive Director Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmmed and Project Coordinator Nazma Yesmin and representatives of Sramik Karmochari Oikya Parichad (SKOP), National Coordinating Council for Workers Education (NCCWE), IndustriAll Bangladesh Council (IBC), Garments Sramik Karmochari Oikya Parishad (GSKOP), Imarat Nirman Sramik Union-INSUB, Nirman Sramik League and Tannery Workers Union were present in the conference.