Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Sunday threatened to keep all the factories shut for an indefinite period if agitating workers do not go back to work by tomorrow (Monday).
Even, the workers will not get any wages, said the organisation’s President Siddiqur Rahman at an emergency press conference held at the BGMEA office in the city.
Siddiqur Rahman said, “If you (workers) don't go back to work, we will be bound to close all the factories. And you will not get any wages.”
He also said that ‘no work, no pay' policy will be implemented from Monday as per Article 13/1 of the country’s Labour Act.
"Some vested quarters from both home and abroad have been hatching conspiracy for long to destroy our apparel sector so that we can’t march forward in the world market” he further said.