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RMG workers block road in Savar demanding wages

  • Published at 10:28 am April 12th, 2020
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They took to the streets on Sunday morning and staged demonstrations

A number of ready-made garment workers have blocked a road in Hemayetpur area of Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, demanding their outstanding dues.

The workers of Rakib Fashion Limited, which is closed now, took to the streets on Sunday morning and staged demonstrations by blocking Singair-Hemayetpur Road.

They said the authorities of the factory, that has around 3,000 workers, pledged to pay their wages of the month of March on April 5, but the schedule was deferred to April 13.

Meanwhile, the workers came to know that they would not be paid on April 13 as well and the matter enraged them.

However, being informed, a team of industrial police went to the spot.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Sana Saminur Rahman of Dhaka industrial police 1 (Ashulia zone) said they are trying to bring the situation under control.

"Additional police have been deployed in the area to avert any unwarranted situation," he added.

The demonstration of workers took place in such a situation when the government declared general holiday across the country to combat the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

In its directive, the government put emphasis on social distancing to stem the spread of Covid-19, a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus, which continued to claim more lives and infect people in increased number in the country.

Meanwhile, export-oriented apparel factory owners have decided to keep their factories closed until April 25, in line with the government's instruction on extending the public holiday.