15 hurt as Savar RMG workers clash with cops | The Daily Star
02:36 PM, February 18, 2014 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:53 AM, March 08, 2015

15 hurt as Savar RMG workers clash with cops

15 hurt as Savar RMG workers clash with cops

At least 15 people were injured as workers demonstrating for their arrears clashed with police in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, this morning.

Around 200 workers of CPM Knit Composite Limited started the demonstration outside the factory around 11:00am and tried to restore to vandalism demanding their salary for the month of January.

Informed by the garment authorities, police rushed to the stop and charged batons to disperse the workers.

They also fired rubber bullets when the demonstrating workers pelted brick chips on the law enforcers triggering a clash, said Mostafizur Rahman, director of Ashulia Industrial Police.

At least 15 workers were injured during the clash, witnesses said adding that they were rushed to different local hospital. 

The workers claimed that the authorities shut the factory in face of workers' demonstration on February 14 and also announced to clear the arrears after three days.

They went to the unit to collect their salary yesterday as declared by the authorities but the workers found the factory gate closed.

The workers gathered in front of the factory this morning and resumed the demonstration for the salary. 

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