Workers rejoining garment factories after ‘longest Eid holiday’ in industry’s history

Most of the readymade garment factories and other industries resumed production on Saturday after weeklong Eid vacation.

The workers and technicians have joined their work and the remaining workers will join within the next few days, said Rubaet Ahmed, owner of a garment factory in Ashulia.

Talking with UNB on Saturday he said, “We announced Eid Vacation on April 27 and scheduled to join on Saturday, so that the workers and other employees can share Eid joys with their family members.”

He said many garments’ owners have announced Eid vacation for 10 to 15 days.

“Production of almost all the factories has started as the leave ends on Saturday, Work will start in all the factories in the next 2-3 days,” he added.

Fazle Shamim Ehsan, senior vice-president of BKMEA, an association of knitwear factory owners, said that the work has started in most of the garment factories from Saturday after the Eid holiday.

“Some factories gave workers a little more leave as needed. They will start opening the factories from tomorrow or the day after tomorrow,” he said.

He said that since the inception of the garment industry in the country, the workers have got the most leave this Eid.

He said that the factories which were under pressure of shipment have already reopened. And the ones with less pressure will open after another two-three days.

Anwar Hossain, a worker at Denim Expert Limited, said that he had a good Eid holiday with his parents.

“I have started work today (Saturday). This time there was no problem in getting leave or Eid journey on the highways,” he added.

Meanwhile, workers are returning to Dhaka, Gazipur, Ashulia, Savar and Narayanganj by bus, launch and train as well as trucks from different parts of the country to join the workplace after the Eid holidays.

Source: United News of Bangladesh