Thursday, 30 June, 2022

RMG workers stage demonstrations for arrears in Gazipur

Workers of a garment factory in Konabari area of Gazipur staged demonstrations blocking Dhaka-Tangail Highway demanding arrears on Wednesday. 

According to locals, some workers of NTKC garment took position in front of the factory and blocked the highway in the morning.

On information, police reached the spot and requested them to leave the highway. As the workers denied leaving the place, police fired tear gas shells and charged batons to disperse the workers.

Agitated workers said they were staging a protest demanding the arrears of April and Eid bonus as the authorities of NTKC garment closed the factory just before Eid.

At one stage of the protest, police obstructed them and removed them from the highway.

Abu Bakar Siddique, officer-in-charge of Konabari police station, said, police removed the workers from the spot and a discussion  will be held between the owners and workers to settle the issue.    

NTKC garment factory general manager Bulbul Ahmed said all the arrears and bonuses of the workers will be paid on June 5.