Workers of two readymade garment (RMG) factories in Gazipur industrial belt observed work abstention and staged demonstration on Monday protesting dismissal of their co-workers and demanding hike in wages. Police and locals said, workers of ‘Ananta Casual Wear Limited’ garment factory in Borobari area began work abstention in the morning protesting dismissal of 25 workers.
They also staged demonstration in the area to press the factory authorities to meet their several demands including increase in salary, bonus and overtime.
They had started their agitation protest on Saturday pressing for the demands including hike in wage and other allowances but the authorities dismissed the 25 workers in the last two days.
On the other hand, the workers of SQ Sweater Factory observed work abstention and staged demonstration on the Gazipur-Tangail Highway since the morning demanding hike in wage.
Meanwhile in Savar hundreds of RMG workers of the Dynasty Group blocked the Dhaka-Aricha Highway demanding immediate opening of their factories.
The workers assembled on the highway at 10 am. Later, the police dispersed them at 10.30 am.
-With The Independent input