RMG Garment workers block Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue demanding arrear
01:46 PM, April 16, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:50 PM, April 16, 2018

Garment workers block Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue for an hour demanding arrear

Workers of a RMG factory today blocked Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in Dhaka for an hour demanding arrears of four months.

Following the incident, transport movement on one side of Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue remained suspended since 1:00pm.

The workers of Goldstar Design Limited around 11:00am demanded their arrears which prompted the authorities to close the factory for today, reports our journalist from the spot.

The garment workers left the factory but they returned within an hour and took to the streets blocking vehicular movement on the one side of the road.

Law enforcers rushed to the spot immediately and brought the situation under control.

Their arrear for four months has been pending, Senior Operator of the factory Akram Hossain told The Daily Star.

Our journalist visited the factory floors around 1:30pm and found it to be padlocked.

“Each month, the owners delay the payment of our salary. It is April 16 and we still have not been paid,” said another worker of the factory.

The factory employs around 400 people.

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