Historic May Day observed in Rajshahi


RAJSHAHI, May 2, 2018 (BSS) – The historic May Day was observed here Tuesday like other parts of the country and the world as well with a fresh vow to uphold the rights of working people with maintaining harmony between labours and owners.

Marking the day, political parties, trade unions, labour and socio- cultural organisations including Jatiya Shramik League organized various programs including hoisting of national flag atop the offices of trade unions and labour organizations, discussion meetings, rallies and cultural functions.

District administration and Divisional office of the Labour Directorate jointly organized a post-rally discussion at Rajshahi Medical College Auditorium.

Former Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton and Additional Commissioner of Rajshahi division Jakir Hossain addressed the discussion as chief and special guests respectively with Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi SM Abdul Kadir in the chair.

Director and Registrar of Trade Unions in Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions Nasir Uddin, Divisional Deputy Director of the Labour Directorate Razia Sultana, Deputy Director of Industrial Relation Institute Monirul Alam, Director of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Islam, Deputy Inspector General of Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments Kamrul Hassan and Vice-president of Jatiya Shramik League Nur Kutub Alam Mannan also spoke.

Terming the working class as the driving force of the national economy, the speakers said development of a nation is not possible without the development of condition of the working class.

They also laid emphasis on greater unity among the working people to establish their legal rights.

Khairuzzaman Liton stressed the need for the safety of the labors at their working places and reduction of child labors so that they can grow up as healthy citizens of the country.

He mentioned that the present government has contributed a lot for the welfare of the labors in enhancing the salary particularly in the garments sector and also trying to make their work place safer.

Besides, local units of bus, truck, minibus, tempo and mishuk labourers unions took out separate processions which paraded the main city streets. The procession was followed by discussion and milad mahfil at their offices.

The leaders and members of the Imarat Nirman Shramik Association of Bangladesh (INSAB) brought out a procession that paraded the city streets which was also followed by a milad mahfil at its office.

Local unit of Jatiya Shramik Federation organised a rally in the city marking the day and held a discussion meeting highlighting the importance of the day.

Apart from this, different political parties including Bangladesh Awami League and working groups brought out colourful rallies, held discussions and cultural functions to mark the day in the city.