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RMG workers block highway for payment of arrear

Staff Correspondent

19 January, 2017 12:00 AM printer

RMG workers
block highway
for payment
of arrear

Garment workers block Kuril-Biswa Road in the capital on Wednesday, demanding payment of salary arrears. - SUN photo

Workers of a readymade garment factory blocked the busy Kuril-Biswa Road in the capital on Wednesday, demanding payment of salary arrears.

 

The demonstration resulted in heavy congestion in the area, which caused immense public sufferings.

 

Later, police rushed to the spot and managed to drive them out of the place.

 

Police said several hundred workers of a garment factory named Euro Zone Fashions in the area under Vatara Police Station took to the street around 1:30 pm.

 

Mousumi Akter, a garment worker, said the garment authority assured the workers that they would be paid on Wednesday.

 

But as they were not paid, they become angry and staged the demonstration in front of Queen Merry College, she said.

 

Arman Hossain, a worker of the factory, said: “We demand our wages and other allowances. “We’ve been forced to go for a movement. The factory authority has long been giving assurances that the dues will be paid.”

 

Officers-in-charge (OC) of Vatara Police Station Nurul Muktadir said, “After talking with the factory authority, we have calmed down the agitating workers. Negotiation is now underway.”


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