RMG workers hit the streets again; Mirpur Road bears brunt

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

01-July-2019  |  1 min read

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There seems to be no end to protests involving the RMG workers in Bangladesh! Going incident-free for months after the mass workers’ protest of 2018, last Thursday again witnessed workers from Alif Apparel Limited blocking the busy Mirpur Road at Shyamoli in Dhaka, demanding arrears.

The protest by the agitating workers reportedly resulted in huge traffic congestion.

Following decision of Alif Apparel’s authorities to shift the factory to some other place, hundreds of workers employed in the said manufacturing unit assembled at the capital’s busy Mirpur Road at around 8:00 am and blocked the traffic.

The authorities reportedly took the decision to shift the factory without issuing prior notice to its employees.

“The authorities are shifting the factory without giving us salaries for four months,” alleged a worker of Alif Apparel.

Speaking to the media, officer-in-charge of the Adabor Thana Police Station, Kawser Ahmed, said huge traffic jam ensued following the protest by the workers, which halted vehicular movement for over an hour on the busy Mirpur Road.

Timely intervention of the authorities promising clearance of all dues, however, prevented the workers’ agitation to take any serious turn.

“We accepted the workers’ demand and will pay them all their dues,” stated Head of Admin of the Alif Apparel Limited, Kohinur Islam.

Alif Apparel Limited employs around 500 workers currently in its manufacturing unit.

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