RMG workers block Dhaka-Mymensingh highway demanding arrears

Published: September 23, 2018 13:41:27 | Updated: September 23, 2018 20:37:19

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The workers of a readymade garment factory have blocked Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Maleker Bari since Sunday morning demanding their salaries and other dues.

The agitated workers of ‘Newtex Factory’ also protested the incident of falling ill of some their fellow workers after drinking contaminated water in the factory on Saturday evening.

Later, workers from other nearby factories joined them, witnesses said.

They also vandalised several vehicles and burned tyres on the highway, UNB reported citing witnesses.

Police have been trying to bring the situation under control, said Kazi Ismail Hossain, Officer-in-Charge of Gachha Police Station.

Meanwhile, the authorities of around 50 factories of the area shut down their factories for the day in a bid to stop to agitation, said the police officer.

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