Later, the Prime Minister said, “I learned a lot by talking to you. I will arrange everything. We need to look at those who labor, suffer. My father made this country independent for the farmers, laborers and hardworking people.
“I cannot accept that they will be in trouble in Bangladesh.”
Referring to the inhuman treatment of tea workers by the British, Sheikh Hasina said, “My father gave them voting rights. It cannot be that they remain landless. I will arrange accommodation for all.
“They don’t look anywhere. Just work hard. The tea workers will remain neglected, it cannot be. I will ensure that every family has their right to their land.”
Announcing to ensure all kinds of facilities for the tea workers, the Prime Minister said, “I will arrange accommodation for the garden workers. I will house everyone so that they can live well. It is my responsibility to see your good and bad.
“I understand what you have done (movement) to survive. So I have already talked to the owners. Efforts will be made to ensure that the tea industry is not destroyed in any way. The owners accepted what I said. Hopefully, they will take care of the workers.”
During the exchange of views, Sheikh Hasina said, “I know that the owners run schools in the gardens.” But the workers here said that not all gardens have schools and colleges. Talk to the Ministry of Education, so that the schools are nationalized – so that we can manage them.
Regarding ensuring health facilities, the Chief Minister said, “I will inquire whether the community clinics are near the garden or not.” It is difficult to work on high and low slopes of mountains. Maternity leave should be six months. The gratuity is supposed to be given, I will see why it is not given.