Noted columnist Syed Abul Maksud on Saturday said the workers of Swan Garments and Swan Jeans are being treated
‘inhumanly’ by the government and the owners.
He came up with the remarks while expressing solidarity with the workers of the two factories who have continued their sit-in programme in front of Jatiya Press Club for the 13th consecutive day on Saturday demanding the payment of all outstanding wages and bonuses, reopening of the two factories and withdrawal of false cases against the workers.
The workers of the two factories started the non-stop sit-in programme in front of Jatiya Press Club under the banner of Garment Worker Trade Union Centre (GWTUC) from July 12.
Addressing the rally on Saturday, Abul Maksud said, “I don’t have any word left to denounce the attitude of the owners towards the workers, who have helped the owners to amass mammoth wealth and luxury. Both the government and the owners are treating the workers inhumanly which is sheer injustice.”
It is very unfortunate that government and the owners remain silent while workers took to the streets crying for the price of their labour.
Labour union leader Sahidullah Chowdhury said government has lost its right to remain in power as it failed to protect the rights of workers for protecting the interest of the owners.