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RMG sector to have trade union
Nov '09
At a meeting held recently between the government officials, garment factory owners and workers representatives, it was decided to introduce trade unions in the garment sector and a 12 member committee was formed to look in to the matter.

Recently a demonstration of garment workers was fired upon by the police, which left three people dead and was condemned by the Prime Minister herself for using fire arms instead of other methods on the demonstrators.

The 12-member committee will be headed by Chairman of parliamentary standing committee on labour and manpower ministry Israfil Alam, which will prepare recommendations for ways to introduce trade unionism in the garment sector.

It will have five representatives each from union leaders and workers and one official of the labour and manpower ministry. Names of these representatives will be given to the government in next three days.

The Labour and Employment Minister, Mr Hossain said that committee will come up with necessary recommendations on how trade union can be introduced in the garment industries of the country.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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