RMG workers demand salaries before Oct 15
Workers observed work abstention and staged protests at two garment factories in Gazipur Sadar upazila to press home their demands for production incentive and more Eid holidays.
About 7,000 workers of Intramex Group in Teen Sarak area started a sit-in and agitation programme from 8.30am yesterday, police said.
They also demanded the salary of September and a half month's salary of October before October 15.
Police later went to the spot and brought the situation under control.
A worker of the factory said the workers had an altercation with some officials on Friday afternoon over the demands.
At one stage, sewing operators Ziaul Haque and Maqbul Hossain were injured as the workers beat them up, he said, requesting not to be named.
Four others, including sewing operator Ramzan Ali, were also assaulted.
Managing Director of the Group ATM Anayet Ullah came to the factory at around 12 noon and held a meeting with the agitating workers.
In the meeting, he assured the workers of giving eight days' Eid holidays and paying the dues in two instalments.
Meanwhile, the workers of Dody Fashion also started a work abstention programme to press home their demands.
The agitating workers joined the work after the authorities assured them of meeting the demands.
Gazipur industrial area police sub-inspector Md Selim Khan confirmed the incidents and said the situation was now under control.