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Staff Repoter :: Currently the whole RMG industry is struggling for the recent COVID-19 epidemic. Babylon Group remained beside its workers for 34 years all along and still is. But recently a fake news was broadcasted about two strategic business units of Babylon Group namely, ‘Aboni Fashions Limited’ and ‘Babylon Casualwear Limited’ that led a mixed reaction on several social media.
The company said in a Press release, ”The news report said that on 8 April 2020 the above mentioned companies remained open by disobeying government orders and about a few hundred workers were trimmed on that day. The report also said that the authorities of those companies informed the media reporters-since the orders were being cancelled from buyers’ end so they had to trim those workers. Yet, the reality was those two companies were laid off from 6 April to 14 April 2020. The companies paid their permanent workers’ salaries of March 2020 through their mobile banking on April 7 April. However, only the probationary workers (not more than three months) of those companies (whose mobile bank account was not opened then), were called on 8 April 2020 to collect their salaries in cash. Even though while distributing their salaries social distancing and hygiene was maintained and according to the labor law, those workers’ salaries were paid.”
Higher authorities of two of the concerns of Babylon Groups ‘Aboni Fashions Limited’ and ‘Babylon Casualwear Limited’ said, ”On that day there was no incident of forcefully collecting those workers’ signature on their resign letters. All the evidence relating to this, are preserved on company database, which can be shown if required. The information was presented in that report in such a way, the authority is doubtful whether it was to damage the long earned reputation of those companies. However, during this 34 years of journey there is not a single record of such incidents against those companies.”
BDPressRelease/ MM / 09 April 2020