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RMG workers block road for dues in Chattogram

17 November 2022
RMG workers block road for dues in Chattogram

UNB, Chattogram :

Workers of a readymade garment factory put barricade on a road on Thursday morning demanding payment of their dues, disrupting vehicular movement in Bakolia area of Chattogram port city.

Quoting witnesses, Selim Newaz, assistant superintendent of Chattogram Industrial Police said the workers of Dips Apparels found their factory closed in the morning. A closure notice was found hanging on the main gate of the factory.

Then they gathered at Shah Amanat Bridge of Bakolia area around 9 am and staged demonstrations demanding payment of dues.

They said the he factory authorities failed to pay their wages in the last five months.

Vehicular movement stretching from Shaha Amanat Bridge to Marine Drive Road and New Chaktai Road remained halted since morning, causing suffering to commuters.

The factory owner said there is no work order at the factory now and owner is struggling to pay the wages of 600 workers of his factory, said ASP Newaz.

The owner also decided to stop production of the factory.

Police are trying to bring the situation under control, he said.

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