RMG workers in Gazipur stage protest blocking road for Eid bonus, salary

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Gazipur, August 09: Garment workers on Friday staged demonstrations demanding payment of Eid bonus and wages before the Eid-ul-Azha.Hundreds of workers and their leaders gathered at Tin Sorok Mor and blocked Dhaka-Joydebpur road demanding payment of eid bonus and salary of the current month since morning.

Police, workers and locals said the workers of Style Craft Ltd vandalized glasses and furniture in the morning, demanding arrears of wages and Eid bonus. Later, they staged demonstration, blocking Dhaka-Jaydebpur road.

Abu Lais Md Elias Jiku, Assistant Commissioner (AC) of Gazipur Metropolitan Police (Sadar Zone), said workers were protesting for a month’s salary and Eid bonus. During this period, the workers vandalized some furniture at the factory and blocked roads. Police are trying to control the situation.

Agitating workers also urged the authorities concerned to take necessary steps for payment of eid bonus and salary.