Bangladesh: Clean Clothes Campaign calls for release of Garment Workers Trade Union Centre leaders

Author: The Daily Star (Bangladesh), Published on: 12 April 2018

"Release trade union leaders", 9 April 2018

[T]he CCC said the union leaders were detained last week on the basis of false charges filed by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), the garment makers' platform....[CCC] called for an immediate release of seven trade union leaders of the Garment Workers Trade Union Centre (GWTUC) in Bangladesh from prison... The BGMEA filed the complaint following a protest by the workers of the Ashiana garments factory. The protest took place outside the BGMEA headquarters on January 31...around 450 workers arrived at the proposed time. But the BGMEA security informed them that no such meeting was scheduled. As they were prevented from entering the building, they decided to protest peacefully outside... The labour rights activists believe that the arrests were politically motivated and represent an attempt to silence the current campaign to increase the minimum wage for garment workers...

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Related companies: Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA)