Garments workers shout slogans as they block a road demanding their due wages during the lockdown amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 15 April, 2020.
Garments workers shout slogans as they block a road demanding their due wages during the lockdown amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 15 April, 2020. Reuters

Garment Workers Movement, a platform of readymade garment workers, demanded payment of wages and Eid bonus by 25th Ramadan.

Muhammad Harun-or-Rashid, president of the organisation, came up with the demand at a press briefing held at the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) in the city.

They also placed a nine-point demand.

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Mentioning that many garment workers have been diagnosed with coronavirus after the reopening of garment factories he demanded treatment of the affected workers.

Allocating 500,000 rationing card for ensuing nutritious food for RMG workers, ensuring working environment maintaining hygiene issue, payment of100 per cent wages to the workers of those factories which remained shut due to coronavirus, taking necessary steps to stop retrenching workers, taking steps to ensure accommodation of workers at a low price and ensuring treatment to workers after setting up special medical centre in all garments zones and EPZs are among the demands of the platform.