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BGMEA urges owners to shut factories until Apr 11

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:55 PM, 4 April 2020  

BGMEA President Rubana Huq

BGMEA President Rubana Huq

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has urged the owners to keep their factories shut until April 11 considering the present situation of coronavirus.

BGMEA President Rubana Huq came up with the call on Saturday considering the overall situation.

In a separate message, she assured that RMG workers will get their wages and salaries for the month of March. “There should be no doubt about that,” she said.

Meanwhile, thousands of RMG workers, who left Dhaka after the government declared general holidays from March 26, started returning to the capital. Many of them said they fear losing jobs if they fail to show up for work.

Rubana said no garment worker will lose their jobs due to absence at their workplace, urging all factory owners to consider it on humanitarian ground.

Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA), the organization of knit garment traders, has been requested to extend the holiday till April 10.