Over a hundred workers of a garment factory in Beron of Ashulia formed a human chain at Zamgora of Ashulia demanding reappointment of terminated workers, withdrawal of a case filed by the factory management against the workers, and permission to form a labour union.
The workers of Designer Jeans Ltd under the banner of “Designer Jeans Workers' Union” formed a human chain beside the Dhaka-Tangail highway.
The demonstrators claimed that last week they had demonstrated demanding formation of a labour union in the factory.
However, as the authorities did not allow them to form a union, they observed work abstention.
Following the incident, the factory authorities filed a case against 110 workers and also sacked them, they claimed.
The workers said forming a labour union is their right.
The factory authorities refused to make any comment regarding the issue.