Police-RMG workers’ clash leaves 28 injured

Staff Correspondent
15 September 2019, Sun
Published: 07:24 Updated: 10:18

Police-RMG workers’ clash leaves 28 injured

A garment factory worker Munna (23) told the media on Sunday (Sep-15) around 12 am; more than 28 peoples were injured when a clash broke out between police and garment factory workers. And police More than 60 tear and a few rounds of rubber bullets were shot at the time.

On the other hand, the clash broke out around 11:30 am on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway’s Kanchpur area with garments worker.

(SP) Shaikat Shahin told that workers of Sinha-Opex Garments factory started protesting on the Kanchpur highway to press home their demands, including clearing dues, stop illegal sacking of workers and a few other benefits.

And then, a clash erupted when law enforcers tried to disperse the protesters from the highway, he added.

Narayanganj Industrial Police 4 In-charge Superintendent of Police (SP) Shaikat Shahin told the media that when the garment workers’ protest was causing traffic congestion on the highway, police tried to disperse them, but they attacked on the policemen leaving five of them injured, and the situation came under control around 1 pm.

Shaikat Shahin told that now, the condition of the highway is fine and the workers have also calmed down. Additional police force has been deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incident.

He also said that the workers, for the last three months, said the factory owners have been sacking worker without prior notice and violated the country’s labour laws by not paying their dues and compensations, and they claimed the factories were not abiding by the rules. Also, those to go to maternity leave were not paid their maternity allowance as well.