Workers at a tailoring company in Savar refrained from work today, demanding their last month’s wages and other arrears.
More than 1,000 workers from Dipta Apparels Ltd located in Shyampur district of Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, started the protest near the factory entrance at 8:00 a.m.
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The workers entered the factory around 9:00 a.m. but they continued their demonstration, reports our Savar correspondent.
Kabir Hossain, general secretary of the National Federation of Garment Workers (Savar Ashulia Regional Committee), said there were around 3,000 workers at the factory. “The workers went on strike to demand their last month’s wages.”
“The factory authorities often pay their wages and allowances late,” he alleged.
Owners and industrial police are trying to talk with workers to sort out the problem, Kabir said.
Dhaka Industrial Police Sub-Inspector Md Korban Ali said: “We spoke to the factory authorities, they assured us to pay last month’s salary by today (April 11) , but they may take time to pay other arrears.
The plant’s general manager, Nabeel Ud Daula, could not be reached by phone.