RMG wages of March still unpaid in 370 factories

Workers continue demo for full wages for April

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:10, May 12,2020


Readymade garment factory workers continued their demonstration on Monday in several industrial zones across the country demanding full wages for the month of April while in many factories workers were not paid their wages of March.

According to the Industrial Police data, workers’ wages of March remained unpaid in 370 factories until Monday.

Out of 370 factories, 118 are garment and textile units.

Meanwhile, thousands of workers from at least 15 factories in Ashulia, Gazipur, Narayanganj and Chattogram on Monday staged demonstrations demining 100 per cent wages for the month of April and dues of March, Industrial Police sources said.

Agitate workers brought out processions, formed human chains and blocked roads in several areas demanding 100 per cent wages for April, job restoration for the terminated workers and payment of dues of March.

Workers chanted slogans rejecting the decision of the government and factory owners of paying 60 per cent wages for the closure of factories in April.

Nearly 5,000 workers of Sharmin Group in Ashulia staged demonstration inside the factory without doing works and demanding 100 per cent wages for the month of April.

Several thousands of workers of Starling Creation Ltd, Ratul Fabrics Ltd, Musk Trouser Ltd,  Manami Fashions Ltd and Yagi Bangladesh Garments Ltd  in Ashulia observed work abstention demanding full wages for April.

Terminated workers of two other factories in Ashulia blocked roads and formed human chains demanding reinstatement of their jobs.

Workers of DBL Group Ltd in Gazipur staged demonstration and vandalised that factory building demanding full wages for April while several hundred workers of CA Knitwear Ltd and Denimach Ltd in Gazipur staged demonstration demanding their dues.

Workers of two footwear factories also staged demo demanding arrears. 

Workers of Zenith Spinning Mills in Narshingdi blocked Dhaka-Sylhet highway demanding wages of April and festival allowances and the workers of two RMG factories in Chottogram took to the street demanding full wages of April.

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