Workers of Fa Apparels Ltd at Hemayetpur in Savar yesterday took to the streets to protest the shutdown of the factory and non-payment of arrears.
The factory management paid a few workers before the factory's closure last Wednesday but many are yet to get December salaries, said Sumon Talukder a worker of the factory.
The workers gathered at the factory gate early in the morning and they set off to barricade the Dhaka-Aricha highway. The workers' attempt was foiled by the police.
Shahid Ullah, senior assistant director of Ashulia industrial police, said the workers and the factory management are now discussing the issue.