Bangladesh Bidi Federation on Friday demanded punishment for the officers of British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) terming them as conspirators of the destruction of the bidi industry. The labourers made the demand from a rally in Sirajganj, says a press release of the federation.
Addressing the rally, the federation President Amin Uddin said, “If bidi factories are shut down for their (BATB officers) conspiracy, millions of people involved with bidi industry will lose their way of earning livelihood. Moreover, the government is yet to arrange any alternative work for the bidi workers.”
Joint General Secretary of the organisation Abdur Rahman, Organising Secretary Harik Hossain, Member Shamim Islam, Sirajganj Bidi Workers’ Union Adviser Naba Kumar and President Azad Hossain, among others, were present on the occasion.
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