Garment workers demonstrate for festival allowance in Dhaka
June 30th, 2016 at 11:52 am
Garment workers demonstrate for festival allowance in Dhaka

Dhaka – Several hundred garment workers have staged demonstration in Dhaka demanding payment of their arrears and festival allowance ahead of the Muslims’ religious festival of Eid-al-Fitr.

Police said the protestors in Savar, an industrial district, asked the factory owners to pay immediately the festival allowance as Muslims in Bangladesh will celebrate the fest on July 6.

Harunur Rashid, an officer of industrial police, said more than two hundred workers of Jalal Ahmed Knit Composite Ltd stopped working at the factory.

They brought out a procession and put blockade on Dhaka-Aricha highway, he said adding that being information lawmen rushed to the spot and broke the barrier.

The industrial police assured the demonstrators that they would talk to the owners of the factory to implement the demands.

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