The police on Sunday prevented workers of Tazreen Fashions from marching towards the Labour Ministry and hold demonstrations there.
According to media reports, police put up barricades near the Secretariat to stop the workers who have been staging demonstrations in front of Dhaka’s National Press Club since 16 September to press their three-point demand.
As per reports, even though the workers tried to breach the barricade, police intervened to foil their attempts.
Later, the workers reportedly held a sit-in protest there.
A five-member delegation led by labour leader Zarina Begum visited the concerned ministry afterwards.
It may be mentioned here that on 24 November 2012, a fire broke out in the Ashulia-based Tazreen Fashions, in the outskirts of capital Dhaka, in which 114 workers lost their lives and more than 300 injured.
The unemployed and the injured workers of the Tazreen Fashions have been since 16 September holding demonstration to press home their list of three demands which include compensation for the injured and instituting an amendment to a section of the compensation law, long-term medical treatment to the injured and dignified and practical rehabilitation.