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RMG workers continue protests for due wages in Dhaka, N'ganj

  • Published at 12:10 pm May 20th, 2020
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File photo of readymade garment workers sitting on a Dhaka road in protest demanding due wages Focus Bangla

Scores of apparel workers also staged a demonstration on the same day at Shyampur area near Postogola Bridge in at the capital

Readymade garment (RMG) workers on Wednesday staged a demonstration, demanding payment of their due salaries and Eid bonuses, at Kamalapur area of the capital.

Monir Hossain Molla, Inspector (Investigation) of Motijheel police station confirmed the matter and said workers of 'Binny Garments' staged the demonstration demanding wages for the month of April and Eid bonuses. 

He added that police members spoke to the owners of Binny Garments, and they assured them that they will start paying due wages and bonuses through Bkash within the hour. 

Scores of apparel workers also staged a demonstration on the same day at Shyampur area near Postogola Bridge in at the capital.

Abu Ansar, inspector (investigation) of Shyampur police station, said workers of Civic Garments took to the streets demanding their arrears for April and Eid bonus.

Similarly, workers of Shamser Apparels protested at Gulshan area on Wednesday, demanding April's wages and Eid bonus. They also blocked the road in front of their factory for an hour, halting traffic in the process.

Police contacted the factory management, who ensured that both demands will be met, said Abdul Ahad, additional deputy commissioner of DMP Gulshan Division.

Protests continue in Narayanganj

Apparel workers of a factory on Wednesday protested for not getting their wages for March and April, forcing them to take to the streets with their demands.

Witnesses said workers of Hamid Fashion at Fatullah post office area protested for not getting their wages for March and April, as well as demanding the reinstatement of some of their colleagues who were laid off by the factory management.

The agitating workers said the factory management offered them only a month's worth of wages and 60% of Eid bonus, which was unacceptable given how the coronavirus pandemic affected their income.

When the authorities failed to comply with their demands, they took to the streets, they added.

Aslam Hossain, officer-in-charge of Fatullah Police Station, said the wages and bonuses would have to be disbursed as per the government's directive.

The workers withdrew their protest after the management promised to pay their due wages, he added.