News No. 183/2010, December 12, 2010
The Democratic Youth Forum, a front organisation of the United Peoples’ Democratic Front (UPDF), has condemned the killing of an unknown number of workers in police and Rab firing in Chittagong Export Processing Zone.
Ziko Marma, president of DYF Chittagong city unit, said the police and members of Rapid Action Battalion today opened fire on crowds of workers who were staging demonstrations in peaceful manner at CPEZ, demanding a wage increase.
He termed the demands of the workers just and said, “The employers continue to refuse to provide them basic minimum wages, despite that they have been making super profits.”
Mr Marma demanded fulfillment of the just demands of the workers, punishment of those police and Rab personnel responsible for the killing of the workers, adequate compensation for the families of the deceased and free medical treatment of the injured.