The workers blocked the Dhaka-Tangail highway

The workers blocked the Dhaka-Tangail highway My News Bangladesh

The workers blocked the Dhaka-Tangail highway in Konabari, Shafipur and Mouchak areas of Gazipur for the fourth day demanding salary hike.

On Thursday (October 26) from nine o’clock in the morning, the workers of Konabari, Shafipur and Mouchak area started their agitation on the highway. At this time they demanded to increase the salary. Considering the situation, the authorities have announced holidays in some factories.

According to factory workers and industrial police sources, Logoz Apparels Limited, ATS Apparels Limited located in Mouchak and Telirchala area of ​​Kaliakair Upazila of Gazipur on Dhaka-Tangail highway. The workers of Hydrooxide Limited and LZ Limited, Orient Allure Lingerie Limited of Konabari area started protest by blocking the highway in the morning. The workers demanded their salary to be Rs 23,000. Besides, workers of several factories including Globus, Kocola in Mouchak area have started protesting with the same demand.

The agitating workers said that those who are currently being paid 7-8 thousand taka, their salary should be increased to 23 thousand taka. They are finding it difficult to survive on current salaries due to rising commodity prices. Salary money is running out before the end of the month. They said that they have to live an inhumane life.

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