On 15th April 2010 National Garments Workers Federation (N.G.W.F) submitted a Memorandum towards the office of Chief Inspector of Factories (Under Ministry of Labour) at 11.30 a.m. on demand of case filing against the owner of Garib & Garib Sweater factory for the violation of labour law, negligence and 21 workers killing as well as Implementation of labour law in the garment sector.
For this in front of the office of Chief Inspector of Factories, 4 no Rajuk Avenue, Dhaka, there was a big gathering of garment workers with Red flags and festoons of different slogans. More than 200 garments workers join the gathering.
Presided by Amirul Haque Amin president of the NGWF the gathering was addressed among others: Dr. Oajedul Islam Khan – co ordinator of the SKOP (umbrella of the multi sectoral national trade union federation), Abdul Kader Hawlader - Central Leader of the SKOP, Salauddin Swapon – co ordinator of the Bangladesh Garment Workers Unity Council (umbrella of 17 garment workers federations) and central leaders of the federation Miss Safia Pervin and others.
After the gathering they handover the memorandum to the Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories in absence of the Chief Inspector. Big number of police were present on that time.
NGWF demanded to Chief Inspector to take immediate action against the issue they mention in the memorandum, as below:
After receiving the memorandum deputy Chief Inspector gave commitment that they will consider these demands and take proper actions.