Due wages: Tannery workers see no end to suffering

Over 200 workers of three tannery factories have been passing difficult times for the last couple of months as their wages have remained unpaid. The factories are Ruma Leather Industries Ltd and Crescent Tannery Ltd in Savar and Lesco Tannery in the capital’s Hazaribagh. Workers of Lesco Tannery claimed that their wages have been remained unpaid for the last seven months. While workers of Ruma Leather Industries have been unpaid for around five months and Crescent Tannery Ltd for around one and half months.

They held discussions with the factory authorities several times but to no avail. The workers even filed complaints regarding this matter with different government bodies including Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments, local lawmakers, trade bodies and police.

But workers are yet to get any benefit as the factory authorities continue to show the excuse of shortage of liquid money.