Demanding arrears, garment workers block Dhaka-Narayanganj link road
Hundreds of workers of Rupashi Garments blocked Dhaka-Narayanganj link road, demanding their due salaries.
The blockade started around 11am today in Shibu Market area of Narayanganj Sadar upazila.
Following this, a tailback of 8 km was created on the link road, causing commuters' sufferings, reports our local correspondent.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Fatullah Model Police Station, Rakibuzzaman, said, "We are trying to convince the workers to remove the blockade from the road."
He further said, "The workers are protesting, demanding three months' pending salaries. Police have spoken with the owner of the garment factory for a quick solution."
According to the workers, the authority of Rupashi garments promised to pay their pending salaries on March 20. However, they did not pay. They later said that they would pay the salary today, but they did not either. If employees demand pay, the authority beats them up and even fires them, they alleged.
The workers further said that they will not leave the road until they are paid.