Pay wages of RMG workers before Eid, Quader to owners
Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has called upon the owners of garment industries will pay salaries and allowances to the workers before the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.
He made the urge an online press briefing on contemporary issues from his official residence in the city on Saturday.
Quader urged the two organizations of garment and knitwear manufacturers – BGMEA and BKMEA – to declare Eid holidays for workers in phases to check the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The road transport minister urged all concerned to keep stopped the movement of goods-laden heavy vehicles like trucks and covered-vans on roads and highways from three days before Eid-ul-Azha.
But the emergency services, including transportation of agricultural and export-oriented and industrial goods, medical equipment, relief goods, energy, fuel, medicine, food items and perishable goods, will remain out the purview of this, he added.
He also called upon all concerned to keep open for 24 hours the compressed natural gas (CNG) stations on roads and highways before and after 8 days of the forthcoming Eid.
Quader said vehicles without fitness certificates will not be allowed to transport cattle (sacrificial animals) to markets ahead of Eid as directives have already been given to take actions against plying of such vehicles.
Regarding inhumane activities of house owners with tenants and students who reside in private hostels or messes, Quader said the coronavirus crisis has been pushing life of many people into trouble, many are losing jobs, getting lower incomes, so everyone should behave sympathetically and compassionately with all.