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31 Jan 2021

BD News 24

Bangladesh: 500 garment workers stage protest at Jeans Manufacturing factory to demand back pay and Eid allowances

“Garment workers end three-hour protests over back pay, allowances in Mirpur“, 31 January 2021

Workers of a garment factory have ended their protests in the capital's Mirpur to demand back pay and Eid allowances in advance.

The disgruntled workers blockaded the road in front of Sony Cinema Hall for three hours from 10am on Sunday, said Mirpur Police Additional Deputy Commissioner Mahmuda Afroze Lucky.

As many as 500 workers of 'Jeans Manufacturing' took part in the demonstrations. The authorities later persuaded the workers to clear the road and they later went back into the factory, she told bdnews24.com.

“The workers alleged that the owners were shutting down the factory and relocating elsewhere without giving any prior notice or settling their dues. We sat with them inside the factory and spoke to both the owners and the workers.”...