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Protest shuts down garment factory

  • Published at 07:01 pm August 27th, 2014

A garment factory was declared closed for an indefinite period of time following a protest by workers.

Authorities of Designers Jeans factory at Ashulia's Jamgora area, shut down the factory yesterday morning.

According to the workers of the factory, the authority laid off factory's line chief Jahangir and an operator also named Jahangir on Tuesday.

Since then the workers went on a strike demanding reappointment of the two workers, an end to the whimsical discharge, and removal of six administrative officials.

When the workers returned on Wednesday morning, they found the factory closed since then they burst into protest. Later police brought the situation under control by dispersing the crowd.

Director of Industrial Police in Ashulia, Mostafizur Rahman said, the authority had shut down the factory to avoid further deterioration of the situation. A large number of law enforcers was deployed to keep the site under control.