RMG workers abstain from work in Gazipur, block highway in N'ganj
Workers of a garment factory in Gazipur abstained from work for around six hours yesterday over an alleged assault on a colleague while such workers in Narayanganj blocked highway demanding their arrears.
Our Gazipur correspondent reports, the workers of Farseeing Knit Composite Limited at Telihati Faridpur in Sreepur also demonstrated on the factory premises.
They said General Manager Babul Hossain Ratan assaulted Superviser Ramjan Ali after 10:00pm Friday as he did not comply with his order to continue production for an additional period at the night.
Ratan denied assaulting Ramjan but admitted having an altercation with him.
Managing Director Arif Moinuddin said the workers joined their works after lunch hour.
Our Narayanganj correspondent adds, the workers of Harvest Reach Ltd in Rupganj upazila blocked the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Aukhab area around 11:45am demanding their arrears for two months.
Quoting witnesses, police said the workers also demonstrated at the factory over the matter.