10 RMG workers hurt as cops use batons
Ten workers of Green Life Clothing Ltd, a garment factory at Zamgora in Ashulia, outside the capital, were injured as police baton-charged a group of workers who were demonstrating demanding reopening of the factory.
The factory was declared closed for an indefinite period as several workers on Sunday started demonstration as the authorities wanted to shift several units to its own building in Tongapara.
According to workers, the authorities are shifting the units to break their incumbent trade union. Workers and witnesses claimed that some local influential people, who trade in jhut (garment by-products) with the factory authorities, were also in the police troop and beat them with sticks. Both the factory management and police official could not be reached over the phone despite several attempts.