KARACHI: National Trade Unions Federation (NTUF) will hold big demonstration outside Karachi Press club on 24 April 2014 to commemorate first anniversary of more than 1100 labourers who died in eight-storey factory (Rana Plaza) collapse in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh.
President NTUF Rafique Baloch will lead the protest, while leaders of different trade unions will address the participants on this occasion.
Talking to PPI on Tuesday, NTUF Deputy General Secretary said that this demonstration would not only be an expression of solidarity with bereaved families of Bangladeshi labourers but would also be a reminder for the rulers that most of factories in the country were not following security rules and regulations that was why lives of millions of labourers were on stake. Dhaka-like national tragedy could take place any time, he feared.
He said that besides security, other problems and difficulties faced by the workers would also be highlighted in the demonstration.
Moreover, Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) will organize a memorial program on the same day at main hall of Pakistan Medical Association House.
General condition of labourers in South Asian Countries and lack of safety and health facilities will be discussed in the program. Later, candles will be lighted in memory of the labourers died in Rana Plaza incident.
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