Apparels workers blocked Dhaka-Mymensingh highwayNew Age Online
Garments worker blocked the busy Dhaka-Mymensingh highway at Cherag Ali area of Tongi upazila of Gazipur district, demanding the compensation of the current month of August on Tuesday.
The workers of Spectra garments factory blocked the highway for about half an hour from 5:30pm in the afternoon, resulting huge traffic jam on the road as hundreds of vehicles were stuck on both sides of the highway.
Local sources said over one thousand worker of Spectra garments took out a procession demanding compensation for the month of August.
Later, local transport workers ran after them with bamboo sticks. The garments workers then ran away from the highway.
Sub inspector Tajul Islam of Gazipur industrial police said the workers went out of the highway before the police arrived at the scene. The area is now normal, he said.
Quoting factory sources he said, the compensation for the month of July and Eid festival bonus had already been paid. The current compensation for the month of August will be paid in the first week of September, he added.
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