At Savar, the garment workers tried to block the Dhaka-Aricha highway with complaining that they are not getting their full salary. At that time police charged them and at least 20 workers were injured atthat time.
Recently the workers were not getting paid according to the government announced pay scale. That’s why they were stopped working yesterday at one of the section of a garment factory named HR Textile and Printing. When it was 11 pm local time and they did not get any updates from the owners, those workers came out to streets with anger and tried to block the Dhaka-Aricha highway. The industrial police then tried to take that situation under control by charging upon the workers. In this more than 20 people got injured and all of them were transferred to local hospitals. Police said that they took charge on the workers to avoid any kind of violence grows big ways. The security is more tighten there now for avoiding violence.
The Administrative Officer of Medalara Group said that the salary grade has not yet activated, that’s why the workers are doing the strike. He also said that he is trying to make the workers to join work by talking with them about solution of this matter.