Govt to resume public transport before Eid: Bridges Minister
Published: 01:09 PM, 1 May 2021 Updated: 03:23 PM, 1 May 2021
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader; File Photo
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the government is considering resuming public transport before Eid, considering the public interest after the lockdown.
He told at a briefing at his official residence in the Sangsad Bhaban area in the capital on Saturday.
At the time, the Bridges Minister urged the transport owners and workers to be patient without going for movement, protest.
The Bridges Minister also said that the government has “already relaxed the lockdown” considering Eid and Ramadan and working people working in shops and shopping malls.
He called upon the concerned people to pay the salaries and allowances of the workers working in different factories before Eid.
On the occasion of Historic May Day, Obaidul Quader said, “May Day is the day of victory achieved through struggle, solidarity, determination and blood of the workers.”
He said Bangladesh became a member of the International Labor Organization on 22 June 1972 on the initiative of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. On the same day, Bangladesh ratified 29 conventions of the ILO, which was a rare event.
On 27 September 1972, the Bangabandhu government announced the first labor policy with the aim of establishing a society free from exploitation. The policy emphasizes the development of employer-worker relations, peace and productivity of industry, protection of the interests of the working people and welfare, said the Bridges Minister.
"Following in the footsteps of the Father of the Nation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu, is working relentlessly to protect the rights of the exploited, deprived, oppressed and hardworking people of the country,” Obaidul Quader said, adding that the Sheikh Hasina government is a worker-friendly government.