’Unpaid’ garment workers block Gazipur road, disperse after sudden showers

Hundreds of garment workers on Saturday blocked the busy Dhaka-Gazipur Road, demanding the immediate release of their salaries and other dues.

The workers of ‘Style Craft Garment’ took to the streets in the morning, disrupting traffic on the busy route. The road soon witnessed a long tailback, causing inconvenience to hundreds of commuters.

The protesters claimed the factory management has not paid them salaries for the past seven months. Some 700 people work in the factory.

On information, Industrial police soon rushed to the spot and pacified the protesters who finally dispersed around noon owing to the abrupt monsoon rains.

Additional police personnel have been deployed in the factory area to avert further trouble, said Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.

Source: United News of Bangladesh