Thousands of workers in Bangladesh on strike over unpaid wages

Around 2,000 workers from the Tuba group of companies began an indefinite strike last week, with a number also starting a mass hunger strike in an occupied factory. The workers are angry that they could not go home during the Eid holiday and for being left without three months' pay and festival bonus. The Tuba group of companies includes the Tazreen owners. Workers are also protesting over the Tazreen lack of compensation and prosecutions, and are calling for the cancellation of bail for Delwar Hossain, Tasreen’s owner. The garment industry in Bangladesh is renowned for its exploitative practices and only independent and active unions will be able to improve workers conditions. Support the solidarity rally in Melbourne. Publicity leaflet here. Read Australian solidarity message here.