Clothing manufacturers want to open factories from July 31

There are only two days left for Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious holiday for Muslims. However, the Eid holidays began at many garment factories across the country from Sunday, July 18.

We have learned that factory owners give workers leave in phases. In many cases, it has been reported that workers’ leave is adjusted with government leave. Workers will have 7-10 days’ leave. However, the owners want to keep the holiday until July 30.

According to the Ministry of Labor, factory owners can increase workers’ leave if they wish. However, the government announced a three-day holiday.

Meanwhile, the government again announced a lockdown from 6 a.m. on July 23 to midnight on August 5. But the top level of the garment factory and business leaders in the sector wrote a letter to the government and opened the factories during the lockdown. However, during this period, restrictions on the movement of workers are expected to be relaxed from July 30 so that they can return to work. We learned that this instruction will be issued at any time by the government.

FBCCI President Jasim Uddin urged the government in a press release to keep all manufacturing industries in operation.

He said: “If all factories remain closed during the coronavirus situation, economic activities will be halted and the supply chain will be completely disrupted. Everyone involved, directly or indirectly, from production to consumer will suffer. “

Industry unions have written to the Prime Minister to keep factories open and ensure safe movement of workers.

The joint letter was signed by BKMEA AKM Chairman Selim Osman, BTMA Chairman Mohammad Ali Khokon, BGMEA Chairman Faruk Hasan, BTTLMEA Chairman Shahadat Hossain Sohail and BGAPMEA Al Quader Pradhan Chairman.

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