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Reopening of Tuba Group factories asked

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Staff Reporter

Garment Sramik Oikya Forum has asked the troubled Tuba Group to reopen all its five garment factories and pay the pending Eid bonuses to its workers.

Addressing a news conference in Dhaka President of the Forum Mosrefa Mishu alleged that the owner of the group was trying to secretly sell the factories that employed about 1,600 workers.

The forum also demanded withdrawal of cases against workers and their leaders, compensation to workers and cancellation of bail of Tuba Group owner Delwar Hossain.

The forum will hold a solidarity rally at Shahbagh on Aug. 17 and another rally in Badda on Aug. 20.

On Sunday, the Tuba Group authorities disbursed workers’ salaries for the month of July and overtime bills but Eid bonus remains unpaid..

Earlier, the BGMEA authorities paid the salaries for the months of May and June.