Habiganj tea workers observe work-abstention

Sun Online Desk

20th May, 2019 04:26:16 printer

Habiganj tea workers observe work-abstention

Today is 20th of May. It is the historic Tea Workers Day, a day commemorating massacre of tea workers 98 years ago.

Marking the day, around ten thousands of tea workers in Habiganj have observed two-hour work stoppage demanding recognition of Tea Workers Day at the national level and their land right.

As part of their movement, they organized protest rally and discussion meeting in different tea gardens in the area.

Bangladesh Tea Workers’ Union Joint Secretary Nipen Pal said, “We have been urging the government to observe the day nationally for long but the government is not paying heed to our demand.”