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Factory closed over workers' unrest

  • Published at 08:41 am August 19th, 2014

Authorities of a ready-made garment factory in Ashulia have declared the factory closed for an indefinite period on Tuesday amid workers protest.

Workers said some 800 workers of Sonia Fine Knit's linking and sewing sections have been protesting to press their four-point demands including payment of Eid bonus and A-grade salary.

They said they went back to their houses when the factory authority declared holiday for the day following their work abstention on Monday.

They found the notice about the indefinite closure of the factor when they went to the factory to join their work on Tuesday morning.

Later, police went to the spot and dispersed the crowd when the workers took to the streets after seeing the notice.

Director of Ashulia Industrial Police Mostafizur Rahman said: “The authorities declared the factory closed for an indefinite period amid workers protest.”

He said: “Additional police have been deployed in front of the factory to avoid any untoward situations.”

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