Garment workers take to the streets demanding wages in Savar
Garment workers of at least 11 factories in Savar took to the streets this morning demanding wages of the previous month. Hundreds of workers demonstrated in front of factories in Hemayetpur, Olail, Fulbaria, Rajason and different areas of Ashulia since morning, our Savar correspondent quoting police and workers’ leaders.
Later, many of them stopped their agitation after the authorities of some factories assured payment of wages within a short time, said Khairul Mamun Mintu, organising secretary of Garment Workers Trade Union Kendra. The workers were forced to take to the streets amid shutdown as some of them have not been paid last month’s wages, which is supposed to be paid by 10th day of the month, he added.
Many workers are in dire situation as they are not getting food assistance nor the wages, the workers’ leader said. The workers demonstrated in front of some garment factories demanding wages, said Inspector Javed Masud of Ashulia Police Station.
Authorities of some of the small factories have gone into hiding. However, we are looking into the matter, he said. Superintendent of Police (SP) and ASP of Industrial Police-1 didn’t receive phone calls of our Savar correspondent.