RMG workers block Dhaka-Mymensingh highway demanding salary, bonus
Gazipur: Workers of a garment factory blocked Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Hotapara area on Friday morning demanding arrears and Eid bonus.
The workers of Elegant Garments Factory blocked the highway around 9:00am, creating traffic gridlock on the highway which caused immense suffering to home-bound people, reports the UNB.
The workers of the factory said that there are around eight thousand workers in the factory. Without paying their salary and Eid bonus, the factory owner hanged a vacation notice on the gate, they said.
Seeing the notice in the morning they got furious and took to the streets. They blocked the highway and vandalised several vehicles.
On information, police rushed in and brought the situation under control.