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RMG workers protest for back pay in city

| Updated: May 16, 2020 17:51:14

RMG workers protest for back pay

Disgruntled workers of readymade garment (RMG) factory have descended on the streets at Mohakhali area of Dhaka city to demand back pay amid the coronavirus shutdown.

The protests began around 10:00 am Saturday, bringing emergency transport services on the Banani-Mohakhali thoroughfare to a halt, according to Banani Police OC Nure Azam.

The protesters alleged that the factory owes its workers at least a month's wages while some have not been paid for two months, reports bdnews24.com.

Police later managed to convince the workers to call off their protest around 1:00 pm with the assurance that their dues would be cleared soon, said OC Azam.

The payment of outstanding wages was discussed in a meeting involving the factory owners, BGMEA representatives and Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments but the matter still remains unresolved, he added.

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