PAME Greece, a member of the WFTU, expresses its solidarity with the workers of Paradise Cable Limited factories in Naraynganj, Bangladesh, organized by the Garment Workers’ Trade Union Center (GWTUC), who are leading an ongoing indefinite occupation of the Labor Ministry building in Dhaka.
They are protesting for the immediate payment of their wages, which have gone unpaid by the owners of the factory for 13 months now. Their other demands include the payment of 3 years accrued overtime pay, vacation pay and bonus pay. The protesting workers are determined not to withdraw from their occupation until their demands are met. The workers had initially attempted to bring out a rally heading to the Prime Minister’s Office but were met with a heavy-handed response from police and security forces, who tried to intimidate the workers and disband the demonstration.
We support the fair demands of the workers of Paradise Cable Limited factories and demand their immediate satisfaction.