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Hundreds of garment factories shut indefinitely in Ashulia

  • Situation under control, police say
  • Some closed factories will reopen Sunday
Update : 11 Nov 2023, 02:40 PM

Due to ongoing protests by garment workers, despite recent wage increases, authorities have taken the decision to indefinitely close approximately 130 garment factories in the Savar, Ashulia, and Dhamrai areas.

The factory workers arrived in the morning and left without causing any untoward incidents.

However, factories that are unaffected by the closure will continue operations.

A number of factories have been shut down due to workers causing disturbances in the last few days. Consequently, in accordance with Section 13 of the Labor Act, authorities have closed down 100 factories indefinitely, as reported by Sarwar Alam, the superintendent of police of Ashulia Industrial Police-1.

Out of the total 1,792 factories in Savar, Ashulia, and Dhamrai, 130 have been closed. While some of these factories closed temporarily on Saturday, they are expected to reopen on Sunday.

Sarwar Alam said the current situation in Savar and Ashulia is stable, with workers finding employment in the open factories. Law enforcement is consistently present to ensure a safe working environment.

Notably, garment factories along the Tongi-Ashulia-EPZ road in Jamgara, Narshinghpur, Choytala, and Jirabo have been observed as closed since morning. Notices have been prominently displayed in front of these factories, indicating the reasons for the closures.

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