At least 30 people were injured in a clash among the workers and management staff of a garment factory and Industrial Police at Aichanorda in Savar outside the capital yesterday when the workers were demonstrating at their workplace demanding their salaries of June.
Police and factory sources said the workers of Surma Garments Ltd started demonstration in the morning.
During the demonstration, some miscreants hired by the factory authorities beat three workers Mahfuz Rahman, Md Alauddin and Lokman who were leading the movement, an allegation of the demonstrators denied the factory Deputy General Manager Md Moshiur Iqram.
Afterwards, the workers ransacked the factory, triggering the clash that injured around 30 people including workers and staff, said witnesses.
Sahadat Hosen, Sadek Ali and Ahsan Habid were among the injured staff, said Moshiur.
On information, police rushed to the spot, charged the workers with batons and fired tear gas to disperse them, said Ashulia Industrial Police Director Mostafizur Rahman.
The workers also pelted police with stones, he said.
To avoid any untoward incident, the authorities shut the factory for yesterday declaring that they would pay the workers today, police said.
Meanwhile, around 150 RMG workers of Ultimate Fashions blocked the road before the factory for an hour in the morning at the capital's Mirpur-14 demanding their one-month salary, informed Kafrul Police Station Officer-in-Charge Abdul Qaiyum.