Saturday, February 23, 2019 | ePaper

RMG workers stage demo for salary hike

  • Print
Staff Reporter :
Workers of a Ready made Garments (RMG) factory staged demonstration demanding salary hike and other facilities by blocking the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway for an hour in Sadar upazila of Gazipur on Sunday morning.
The workers of Evince Textiles Limited blocked the road and staged demonstration in the morning to press home their demands. The blockade was lifted following police intervension.
Factory operator Shah Jamal alleged that the authorities do not pay the helpers' salaries as per their previous declaration.
Workers staged work abstention and blocked the highway around 8.30 am, said Md Ali Jinnah,
Inspector of Joydevpur Police Station.
They lifted the blockade after getting assurance from the factory authorities, he said.
Additional cops personnel have been deployed in the area to avert the untoward situation.
"We pay Tk 6,354 to each helper as per rules, but they are demanding Tk 8,300. They are demanding other facilities also. We are trying to discuss the matter and convince them," said Md, Jiahadul Isalm, General Manager of the factory.

More News For this Category

Bootleg liquor kills 41 Indian tea plantation workers

Reuters, Guwahati :At least 41 Indian tea plantation workers have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor after receiving their weekly wages, and 20 are critically ill in hospital, a

Chawk Bazar fire proves govt's failure: BNP

Chawk Bazar fire proves govt's failure: BNP

Staff Reporter :The BNP labeled the Chawkbazar inferno which claimed 67 lives as a failure of the government."There was huge irresponsibility of the government to prevent Chawk Bazar fire.

Saudi sisters in hiding in HK after fleeing family

Reuters, Hong Kong :Two sisters from Saudi Arabia were intercepted at Hong Kong airport by the kingdom's diplomats en route to Australia, their lawyer said, the year's second high-profile

Car bombing kills 20 near anti-IS base in Syria

AFP, Beirut :A car bomb on Thursday killed oil workers and fighters from a US-backed force battling the militant Islamic State group in east Syria, the Kurdish-led alliance said,

Agitated Rohingyas vandalised vehicles of German journalists while they were returning after visit the Kutupalong Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar on Thursday.

Agitated Rohingyas vandalised vehicles of German journalists while they were returning after visit the Kutupalong Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar on Thursday.


26 BD teenage girls, minor return after serving jail term in India

UNB, Benapole :Twenty-seven Bangladeshis, including 26 teenage girls and a minor, returned home after languishing in Indian jail for a year and a half.They went to India two years

Navy man killed 3 held in Cumilla

UNB, Cumilla :Detective Branch (DB) police on Friday detained three people in connection with the case filed over the murder of navy man Meherab Hossain from Bhanti village in

Ex-UP chairman held for 'abducting child' in Netrakona

UNB, Netrakona :Police on Friday arrested a former chairman of Kailati Union Parishad, suspecting him of being involved in the kidnapping of a 12-year-old girl.Sohrab Hossain, son of Abdul

Dhaka residents look for missing people

Al Jazeera News, Dhaka :Outside the cordon of the fire-gutted buildings, Nasrin Sultana was standing with a photograph. "Have you found my father," asked a weeping Sultana.She was waiting

Gas cylinders became 'as lethal as bombs' during Old Dhaka fire :Large amount of canisters stored inside several buildings in Old Dhaka's Churihatta "became like bombs" amid the massive spreading fire.The comment was made by investigators of a panel