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Labour unrest shuts 60 RMG units in Gazipur, Ashulia
« on: November 17, 2013, 06:50:10 PM »
Production at minimum 60 garment factories in Gazipur and Ashulia was suspended for today, after workers clashed with law enforcers in the morning.
Of the total, 35 units were shut in Gazipur while the rest in Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital.At least 45 workers sustained minor injuries during clashes, reports our correspondents.
The workers of Gazipur were demanding immediate reopening of their units, which remain shut since last month following a labour unrest over salary.On the other hand, the labourers of Ashulia were demonstrating for Tk 8,114 as monthly minimum wage.
The workers set fire to a factory building and a kitchen market in Gazipur Sadar upazila and vandalised two vehicles in Ashulia.

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Re: Labour unrest shuts 60 RMG units in Gazipur, Ashulia
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 06:50:50 PM »
GAZIPUR
The rowdy workers set a factory building on fire at Konabari in Sadar upazila and a nearby kitchen market this morning demanding reopening of their factory.
The clashes erupted when workers of two garment factories belongs to Standard Group gathered in front of their factory buildings and started demonstration around 8:00am, said ASM Shamsur Rahman, assistant superintendent of Gazipur Industrial Police.
Later, workers from Delta Group, DBL Group Cotton Club, who were demonstrating for a salary hike in Kashimpur, joined the agitators around 11:00am, triggering clashes with locals and police.The law enforcers had to fire rubber bullets and teargas shells in both the areas to bring the situation under control, the police official said.At one stage, the workers set fire to a factory building but police reached the spot immediately and doused the fire in minutes.
Later, they set ablaze a makeshift kitchen market adjacent to the factories and gutted at least 30 shops.The workers vandalised window panes of several factories in Kashimpur hurling brick chips during their demonstration.
The clashes left at least, 25 workers injured, who took primary treatment from the local clinics.Fearing vandalism, at least 35 factories in Konabari and Kashimpur areas were declared shut for today

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Re: Labour unrest shuts 60 RMG units in Gazipur, Ashulia
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 06:51:43 PM »
ASHULIA
Around 5,000 workers of at least 25 factories started demonstrations on Dhaka-Tangail highway around 9:00am, said Abdus Sattar, deputy assistant director of industrial police.
On information, police rushed to the spot and resisted the agitating workers from blocking the busy highway during the rush hours.
In face of police resistance, the marauding workers vandalised two human haulers and hurled brick chips at the factory buildings situated beside the highway.
To take the situation under control, law enforcers charged batons and fired several rubber bullets, lobbed teargas canisters to disperse them, leaving at least 20 workers injured, the police official said.
The injured people took primary treatment from the local clinics.
Fearing vandalism, the authorities suspended their production at 25 factories including Envoy, The Rose Limited and DK Garments located at Jamgora, Shimultola, Gorat, Saker Market and Narshingpur of Ashulia.
There are total 350 garments factories in the areas, said Abdus Sattar, deputy assistant director of industrial police.

source:http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/workers-unrest-shut-25-rmg-units-in-ashulia/

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Re: Labour unrest shuts 60 RMG units in Gazipur, Ashulia
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 12:21:24 PM »
labor unrest, the ongoing crisis for few fears, would have been stopped, if the factors responsible for such fury was found out, rather, the focus of the authority concerned has been on subsiding this by making us fool by taking just some lax measures, regardless of the collateral damaged being caused by it. Alas.....
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