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RMG workers block road over Eid bonus

Update : 05 Oct 2015, 08:44 PM

Around 2,000 readymade garment (RMG) workers of three factories yesterday blocked a road in Chittagong city’s Bayezid area demanding Eid bonus.

Following the barricade, traffic movement remained halted in Shershah Banglabazar area of Bayezid from 4pm till filing of this report creating huge gridlock on the both side of the road, said police.

Chittagong Industrial Police’s Detective Branch’s Inspector Arifur Rahman told the Dhaka Tribune that the workers from Asian Apparels Limited, Dap Apparels Limited and Fortune Apparels Limited took to the street demanding Eid bonus and started to stage demonstration around 4pm.

Inspector Arif said before Eid the owner of those factory asked the workers to take their bonus along with their wage as per as law but the workers demanded 100% percent bonus and the RMG workers only drew their salaries.

Then, RMG workers were assured by the factory owner that the bonus would be paid after Eid but the deadlock has been created as the owner went abroad after the Eid, said Arif.

Hearing the news, the workers halted their production works and took to the street yesterday, he added.

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