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Bashundhara Group to give food allowance for its ship workers

Bashundhara Group to give food allowance for its ship workers

Bashundhara Group, the country’s largest industrial conglomerate, has extended a support of Tk 2,000 as monthly food allowance to its cargo ship workers.

Bashundhara Group made the announcement on Tuesday amid an ongoing strike enforced by cargo ship workers for meeting their various demands.

Following the support of Bashundhara Group, Abul Khair Group and City Group also announced that they will provide the same amount for their ship workers.

The workers went for the strike early on Tuesday to realise their 11-point demands, including food allowance.

They also demand appointment letters, identity cards, service books and social safety as per the 2016 pay scale.

The workers also raised voices against extortion and robbery in vessels.

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