Demand for RMG pay rise Workers’ protest, work abstention

May 25, 2013

The agitated readymade garment workers went on strike demanding salary increase on Saturday morning and the authorities of garments shut their factories.

Danglian Fashion BD of Shimultali area, Global Knitwear of Gazirchar and Ocean Design Limited of Jamgara factories workers became agitated when they saw the factory closed.

At one stage workers tried to blockade Baipail-Abdullahpur road and Industrial police dispersed them.

Ocean Design factory worker Shahidul said to bangalnews, “Though we are demanding to increase salary but on Friday we join factory to work.”

On Saturday morning, seeing factory shut tension spread among workers and police chased them to disperse, he added.

Meanwhile, at least 10 more garments including Designer Jeans of Jamgara area, Ananta Garments of Ghoshbag area, Sharmin Group of Narsingpur area and Anessa Fashion workers observing work abstention.

To avoid unexpected situation additional law enforcers were deployed in various important points in Ashulia.

Source: Bangladesh Independent News Network