Inu for ‘respectable’ wages for workers

DHAKA, May 1, 2018(BSS) – Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today said that only a satisfied work force could ensure a country’ development.

“They should have a respectable wage and not a subsistence wage,” he said, speaking at a May Day rally at the Bangabandhu Avenue in the city.

The minister said militants, fundamentalist and other reactionary forces wanted to divide the working class and keep women confined to the home. Therefore, it was important to fight communalism along with the struggle for a minimum national wage.

Inu, also president of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JASHOD), said that it was the labor of the working class and the toiling masses that created the civilization.

“Development and fate of workers could not be left to the whims and caprices of market forces and capitalists alone. Workers must have a say, too. And the country should be guided by its founding principles which include socialism,” he said.

The meeting was also addressed by other senior leaders of JASHOD and its front organizations, who demanded that the minimum wage be fixed at Taka 18,000.

The program was rounded up with a red flag rally led by the minister that paraded the major thoroughfares of the city.