Workers of a garment factory in Dhamrai upazila of Dhaka today held a sit-in in front of the establishment to protest its closure for an indefinite period.
The garment workers, who blocked the Ring Road in Dhaka’s Adabor area, withdraw their agitation prgramme after four hours following assurance from the factory owner that their demands would be met.
Amid deployment of a large number of law enforcers following eight days of unrest in the RMG sector, workers, in larger numbers than yesterday, are seen filing into work in Ashulia.
Urging the readymade garment workers to go back to work, Superintendent of Police (SP) in Dhaka Sha Migan Shafiur Rahman says police are investigating people who are acting as instigators of the unrest in the sector.
All garment factories in the country will be kept shut for an indefinite period if the protesting workers do not return to their workplaces by tomorrow, the president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) says at an emergency press briefing in Dhaka.
Readymade garment workers vandalise several factories in Mirpur area of Dhaka and block many roads to protest against the disparity in their new wage structure.
Ready-made garment workers vandalise 20 vehicles on Dhaka-Tangail highway in Ashulia, on the outskirts of Dhaka, while staging demonstration in protest against the disparity in their new wage structure.