RMG workers demonstrate demanding Eid allowance in Narayanganj

The workers of Fakir Knitwears Limited on Tuesday demonstrated in Kayempur of Fatullah demanding their full allowance of Eid ul Fitr, the biggest festival of Muslims.


The workers gathered at the entrance of the garment factory around 11am and chanted slogans demanding the arrears.


The agitation was created among workers when the factory authorities admitted to pay half Eid bonus, protesters said.


A protesting worker said they have worked day and night all throughout two months amid lockdown.


“We never worked for half time, then why should get half Eid bonus?” a worker asked.


During the movement, a vehicle carrying Civil Surgeon and Sadar Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer came under attack by the workers.


Civil Surgeon Md Imtiaz said they went to visit the factory as ten workers of the factory were found infected by COVID-19.


They went to inspect whether the factory was following the health safety guidelines of World Health Organisation, he said.


“But the agitating protesters hurled stones and vandalized our cars assuming us to be men of garment owners leaving two drivers injured,” he said.


Superintendent of Police Jayedul Islam said later police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.


Additional police were deployed in the area to fend-off any further agitation, he said.


Source: United News of Bangladesh