Savar RMG workers demonstrate demanding new salaries
Several hundred garment workers of different factories in Savar demonstrated yesterday demanding salaries under the new pay scale and protesting sacking of their colleagues.
Workers of Mtranet Group at Rajashon demonstrated at the factory gate and also formed a human chain at the Rana Plaza site.
The demonstrating workers claimed that authorities sacked at least 70 workers since December 18.
Lavli Yesmin, a sewing machine operator of Mtranet Group, claimed management forced the workers to resign as they had earlier demonstrated demanding salaries under the new pay scale.
Later, the agitated workers formed a human chain under the banner of Bangladesh Garments and Industrial Workers Federation.
Mtranet Group authorities were contacted by The Daily Star but they refused make comments.
Meanwhile, workers of printing section of HR Textile in Karnapara of Savar observed work abstention also demanding salaries under the new pay scale.
In Ashulia, workers of Medler Apparels Ltd also observed work abstention with a similar demand.