Garment workers block Mirpur demanding salary hike
Published : Wednesday, 24 November, 2021 at 12:02 PM Count : 824
Workers of some readymade garment (RMG) factories blocked roads at Mirpur in the city on Wednesday morning demanding to increase their salaries.
Over 1,000 employees of different RMG factories started demonstration at 9am blocking the road in Mirpur-10 Bus Stand area.
"House rent and prices of all essential commodities have been increased. But, our salaries and other facilities were not extended", said Lamia of Bhishon Garments.
"We have peacefully started the demonstration three days ago to press the demand. But, goons hired by the factory owners attacked on the workers on Tuesday, leaving two dead and five to six injured", she claimed.
Different RMG factories workers gathered and cordoned off Mirpur 10, 13, and 14 this morning in protest of the attack and for their demand, Lamia added.
Mizanur Raham, who is leading the movement, demanded exemplary punishment of those involved in the attack incident.
He also sought compensation for the deceased and injured persons.
Meanwhile, Mahtab Uddin, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan police's Mirpur division, said additional police were deployed in the area to avert any untoward situation.