Knitting workers demonstrate for arrears in capital
Workers of a knitting and dyeing factory staged demonstration in the capital's Bangla Motor area today demanding wages and festival bonuses ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr.
The workers alleged that the owners on July 14 shut down Shishir Knitting and Dyeing Factory, a concern of Shishir Group, located at Pagar in Tongi of Gazipur without any prior notice.
Today, they were bound to come to the factory’s head office at Planners Tower in Bangla Motor area from Tongi to materialise their demands.
“We get one month’s wage and Eid bonus. But we saw owners and top management closed down the factory without telling us anything,” said Md Mizan, a worker.
He said around 1,000 workers are employed in the factory and none of them received Eid bonus so far.
Workers said they are supposed to get half of their monthly wages as bonus.
When contacted, Faizul Alam Nibir, director of Shishir Group, told The Daily Star that they will pay the Eid bonus to the workers on Friday and a circular has already been issued in this regard.