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Garment workers stage demo for arrears in Savar

Update : 05 May 2014, 06:37 PM

Workers of a ready-made garment factory staged a demonstration for non-payment of their wages, yesterday in Savar.

The protest took place at one of the factories of Prova Textile Apparels Ltd in the Ulail area of the Savar municipality, yesterday afternoon. The agitated workers were dispersed by the police with baton charges, when they tried to impose a blockade on the Dhaka-Aricha highway.

Workers and police sources said the factory authority has been making excuses and delaying the workers’ payment for the last two months. The workers started their demonstration on the factory premises yesterday at around 4:30pm in the afternoon when the authority failed to pay the wages as they had promised to do earlier.

At one stage, some of the agitated workers got out of the factory and started placing a blockade on the Dhaka-Aricha highway. The industrial police rushed to the spot on receiving this information and dispersed them, using batons.

Director of the Ashulia Industrial Police Mostafizur Rahman confirmed the authenticity of the incident and said the workers were trying to put a blockade on the road and were demanding their salaries and dues but the police took control of the situation in time.

Additional police forces have been deployed in front of the factory and the Ulail Bus Stand area to avert any untoward incidents, the director added.

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