Garment workers protested in Mirpur today demanding a hike in wages. Violent clash ensued with the police afterwards.
Police fired teargas shells as workers of different garment factories blocked roads in Mirpur-13 area of the capital this morning.
Workers of an RMG factory yesterday blocked Nabinagar-Chandra highway in Savar, demanding higher festival bonus and 10 days’ Eid holiday.
RMG workers yesterday formed a human chain demanding this month’s full salary, Eid bonus and arrears within the 20th of Ramadan.
At least 20 people of A-One BD Ltd inside Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ) were injured in a clash between the agitating workers of the factory and the security guards in Savar today.
Clothing brands of Australis are delaying payments, cancelling orders or asking for big discounts on millions of dollars’ worth of orders from Bangladesh, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the women who make the clothes.
At least 63 garment factories across the country are closed in 2019, leaving 32,582 RMG workers unemployed, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi tells Parliament.
Commuters crossing Mirpur Road in Dhaka have been suffering immensely as several hundred garments workers took to the streets in Shyamoli halting traffic movement demanding arrears and bonuses.
At least 30 readymade garment workers are injured in a clash with police in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj.
President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Rubana Huq says the wage payment system of RMG workers is going to be digitised soon.