• Friday, October 24, 2014

Bonus, Arrears Before Eid

RMG workers of 3 more Savar units want payment

Our Correspondent, Savar

Hundreds of workers of three garment factories in Savar demonstrated yesterday demanding arrears and Eid-ul-Fitr bonus.
Workers of SMN Sweater (Pvt) Ltd demonstrated on the factory premises around 9:00am. The demonstrators then gathered at the Rana Plaza site and formed a human chain there to press home their demands.
The workers claimed that they have not been paid salaries of May, June and July.
They said the factory manager told them that they would be paid on July 10, but he has been missing since then.
The factory authorities could not be contacted despite repeated attempts by The Daily Star.
Meanwhile, Adorn Garment (Pvt) Ltd workers continued their demonstrations for the third consecutive day on the factory premises demanding arrears and bonus.
The workers claimed they have not been paid the salary of June.
Mirza Shaijuddin, inspector of Ashulia Industrial Police, said the factory authorities have not been present at the factory since the demonstrations began.
Police have been deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incident.
In Akran of Ashulia, workers of Snow White Cotton Ltd demonstrated at the factory gate for similar demands.
The agitators said they have not been paid salaries of May and June.
The workers said the factory has been shut since last month.
Khasru Ahmed, managing director of the factory, said there were problems among the four owners of the factory and as soon as the problems are solved the workers would be paid.

 

Published: 12:01 am Thursday, July 24, 2014

Last modified: 4:02 am Thursday, July 24, 2014

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