“We have to solve our internal problems. Foreigners cannot provide any solution,” she told the biennial conference of garment federation.
Sufian said the government is always with the workers to preserve their rights and ensure security.
Bangladesh is the second largest exporter of readymade garment products after China. The readymade garment (RMG) industry is the single biggest export earner for Bangladesh which accounts for 83 percent of the country’s total export earnings, according to BGMEA.
State Minister Sufian assured that all issues would be resolved through discussions with owners and urged the workers to submit written complaints if they face any problem.
Jahanara Begum, president of Bangladesh Garment Workers Federation, presided over the programme.
Gazipur City Corporation Mayor Advocate Mohammad Jahangir Alam, former BGMEA president Md Harunur Rashid, women workers’ leader Nazma Akter and worker leader Asadul Islam Masud, among others, spoke on the occasion.