Garment workers stage demos demanding wages in Savar, Ashulia
Workers of four garment factories including three of the same owner, took to the streets for the second consecutive day today at Savar and Ashulia areas demanding due salaries.
Hundreds of workers blocked the Hemayetpur-Singair road in front of three factories of the same owner at Savar's Tetuljhora area as part of their protest, reports our Savar correspondent.
The threes factories had been closed in February without paying salaries of several months to their staff and workers, the agitators claimed.
Later, the administration gave notice setting deadlines several times for paying the dues, but did not keep their promise, they also said.
The protesters came out of their homes for the protest, risking infection of coronavirus.
The authorities yesterday said they would pay the dues on April 30, but the workers are facing great difficulties without their salaries for several months, Associate President of National Garments Workers' Federation Kabir Hosen told our Savar correspondent while talking over phone.
The workers threatened to continue their demonstration until their salaries are paid, he added.
On the other hand, hundreds of workers of a garment factory in Ashulia are demonstrating in front of the factory demanding their three-months' dues, said Khairul Mamun Mintu, organising secretary of Garments Workers' Trade Union Centre.
"We are trying to solve the problem," Jaane Alam Khan, assistant superintendent of police of Dhaka Industrial Police-1 said.