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Victims demand justice, rehabilitation
Injured victims of Tazreen Fashions and relatives of the deceased workers on Saturday demanded rehabilitation of the victim families and exemplary punishment of the factory owner Delwar Hossain and other responsible people for the incident that killed 112 workers and injured several hundred on November 24 in 2012.
The injured victims and several hundred family members of the deceased gathered in front of Tazreen Fashions Ltd at Ashulia under the banner of 20 labour organisations with wreaths and chanted slogans demanding exemplary punishment of the accused.
They also demanded that the authorities concerned should set up a hospital on Tazreen site.
Labour leaders in separate rallies said that this kind of deadly incident occurred in different factories because the accused went unpunished. They demanded compensation and rehabilitation of the victims.
Some other labour organisations also hold rallies at Jurain and in front of the National Press Club for remembering the victims of the deadly incident after six years.
Sramik Nirapatta Forum leaders demanded justice for the victims.
Garment Sramik Odhikar Forum demanded liveable wage for the highest foreign currency earner garment workers.
Garment Workers Solidarity president Taslima Akter urged the government to ensure safety for all workers in their workplaces.
Bangladesh Garment Workers Trade Union Centre, Samajtantrik Sramik Front, Bangladesh Garments and Industrial Federation hold different programmes.
BGWTUC organising secretary KM Mintu said that after six years of the incident workers did not get justice.
He said many workers had been living inhuman life for their financial crisis.
Demanding compensation according to ILO convention 121, he said such deadly incident occurred repeatedly as perpetrators went unpunished.