The workers had blockaded a road, demanding the payment of overdue wages
The workers of a ready-made garment (RMG) factory have withdrawn protests demanding the payment of overdue wages, after receiving assurances from factory owners.
Agitated workers of Star garment factory had staged a demonstration and blockaded a road in Dhaka's Moddho Badda area for an hour, from around 12:45pm on Sunday.
The abrupt blockage caused severe traffic congestion on the road, causing significant suffering for commuters. Later, police arrived at the scene to stop the situation from escalating.
However, the workers withdrew their protest after representatives of factory owners assured them that their arrears would be paid.
Elin Chowdhury, assistant commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Badda zone), confirmed that the workers had blocked the road to demand the payment of overdue salaries.
“The demonstration was called off after assurances from factory owners. Vehicular movement on the road is normal now,” he added.