Workers protest for not getting salary for 4 months.
Reporter Mithila Akhter; Workers of a garment factory are protesting by blocking roads in the capital’s Mirpur for not paying their salaries for four months.
The workers started their protest on Sunday morning, January 31, in front of Sony Cinema Hall, Section 1, Mirpur, demanding arrears of wages.
Witnesses told tribune24.news that workers at a Korean jeans manufacturing factory in the area began protesting on the street in front of Sony Cinema Hall around 8am. At that time the agitated workers stopped the traffic on that road.
The duty officer of Shah Ali police station confirmed the matter and said that after receiving the news of the workers’ protest, the police went to the spot and brought the situation under control.
Outraged workers said they had not been paid for the past four months. The authorities are not paying the salary on various pretexts. At one stage the workers were forced to take to the streets.
Mirpur Shah Ali Police Station Sub-Inspector (SI) Rafiq Hasan said, “Workers of a factory called Korean Jeans Manufacturing have been protesting by blocking the road since 8am.” Shah Ali Police Station Officer-in-Charge and Mirpur Zone DC assured the workers that they would resolve the issue by contacting the owners and they went on to block the road at one stage. The humanitarian skills of the police are normal. No casualties were reported in the incident. The duty officer of Shah Ali police station said that no complaint or case has been registered in the incident. The owner is trying to resolve the issue with the workers.