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Germany for fair solution to labour unrest

Published : Friday, 11 January, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 992
Diplomatic Correspondent

The government of Germany wants a peaceful and fair solution to the ongoing labour unrest and urged the factory owners in the country to give fair wages to the labours in time.
"I'm in favour of a peaceful and fair resolution of this labour conflict," German Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Fahrenholtz tweeted on Thursday, "Germany is the
second biggest apparel export destination for Bangladesh after the United States."
"It's up to the factory owners to negotiate. Give fair wages and safe working conditions. Establish an accident insurance. Don't hide behind the government," it reads.
The RMG workers started staging demonstrations for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday in Ashulia of Savar, Bhogra Bypass and Mogorkhal in Gazipur and Mirpur area, demanding cancellation of the 'discriminatory' wage board award announced by the government for them.
At least 35 people were injured in clashes between garment workers and police in different areas of Savar, Gazipur and in the capital on Thursday.
"Police shouldn't suppress striking garment workers," Fahrenholtz wrote in another message.

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