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Trade bodies concerned over industrial unrest

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) yesterday expressed deep concern over the recent untoward incidents in the readymade garment sector.

The apex trade body also said the leather and footwear factories in Ashulia have now become the target of attacks by the miscreants as some unruly people damaged two factories -- Picard and Leatherex -- in the area on Saturday.

The FBCCI urged law enforcement agencies to be vigilant and take preventive measures in this regard.

In a joint statement, the FBCCI and some other trade bodies also expressed deep shock at the death of 111 workers at Tazreen Fashions in Ashulia on November 24.

The business community appreciated the government for observing a national mourning day for the fire victims and for forming an inquiry committee to look into the fire incident.

The trade bodies also praised the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association for its assistance to the family members of the fire victims.

Presidents of FBCCI, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Bangladesh Chamber of Industries signed the joint statement.

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