BNP on Thursday distributed food items among some workers who have become jobless due to coronavirus.
In collaboration with the Bangladesh Institute of Labor Studies (BILS) and funded by the Dennis Trade Union Development Foundation, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi distributed the food on the ground floor of the party's Nayapaltan central office.
Speaking at the programme, Rizvi said a Danish organisation has funded BILS to help unemployed workers through 11 federations of workers in Bangladesh.
He said Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal, BNP’s labour wing, got some assistance from the BILS to help the workers.
“Workers are the worst sufferers of the Covid-19 pandemic. They get very poor wages while many factories have been closed down. Besides, the export-oriented RMG industry has also been hit hard and many factories have been shut. So, many workers have become unemployed,” Rizvi observed.
He appreciated Denmark and BILS for standing beside the jobless workers at this difficult time.
The BNP leader said foreigners are now coming to assist the unemployed people around the world and taking various steps in this regard. “But in Bangladesh, we see that the relief materials bought with public money are being found at the homes of Awami League leaders.”
He said though their party leaders have long been going through an adverse situation, they have stood by the poor and destitute to assuage their sufferings.