Friday, April 19, 2019

State minister calls urgent news conference over garment labour unrest

  • Senior Correspondent,
    Published: 2019-01-09 20:51:08 BdST


State Minister for Labour and Employment Monnujan Sufian has called an urgent news conference in the wake of escalating readymade garment worker unrest despite the government’s announcement to review the wage structure.

She will hold the media call on the situation at her NAM Building flat in Dhaka at 9pm on Wednesday, according to a statement from the ministry.  

Earlier in the day, at least 30 people were injured in clashes between the agitating workers and law enforcers at Savar on the outskirts of the capital.

The authorities closed 15 factories in the area to tackle the situation.

The workers also demonstrated at Kalshi and Dakkhinkhan in Dhaka and in Narayanganj for the fourth day.