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Bangladesh: SF Denim Apparels claims 701 garment workers were dismissed in accordance with the law

Author: New Age, Published on: 1 September 2019

"700 workers terminated at SF Denim factory", 1 September 2019

SF Denim Apparels, a readymade garment company in Dhaka, has terminated more than 700 of its workers without any prior notice and half of them were fired for their alleged involvement with formation of a trade union in the factory...

...[IndustriALL] said that at least half of the terminated workers were fired as they wanted to form a trade union under the leadership of IndustriALL affiliated Sammilita Garments Sramik Federation.

Factory authorities, however, rejected the allegation of terminating workers for involvement with trade union.

‘We have terminated workers as per the laws. You can contact with Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association as the trade body is fully aware about the issue,’ Golam Mostafa, one of the directors of SF Denim Apparels told New Age...  

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