Thousands of garment workers in different parts of the industrial zone in Savar continued to agitate for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday, demanding cancellation of the ‘discriminatory’ wage board announced by the government for them, UNB reports.
Officials of the Industrial Police in Savar said the workers from several garment factories in Ulail and Genda areas started gathering on the streets since morning and began demonstrations by setting tyres on fire.
The agitated workers also hurled brick chips at their factories, said witnesses.
On information, police went to the spots and brought the situation under control.
The workers of five factories, including Textown Garments, put up barricades on Bishmile-Jirabo road at Kathgara in Ashulia demanding wage hike.
Besides, the production in four factories in Ulail, Hemayetpur of Savar and Charabagh of Ashulia, remained suspended since Wednesday morning following the unrest by the workers.
The factory authorities, meanwhile, have hung closure notices at the gates of their respective factories.
Additional police have been deployed in Savar and Ashulia areas to avoid further troubles, said Shana Shaminur Rahman, director of Industrial Police-1.
Police were in discussions with the factory owners to find out ways to restore the working environment in the factories.
Earlier, Sumon Mia, 22, a worker of Anlima Textile, was killed and 30 others injured in clashes with police during demonstrations at Hemayetpur on Tuesday.
The authorities of Anlima Textile declared a general holiday for Wednesday following the death of its worker.