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Savar factory closes amid unrest

  • Savar Correspondent,
    Published: 2014-08-16 19:27:48 BdST

A garment factory in Savar has been closed for an indefinite period in the face of workers agitation for better pay and allowances.

The authorities of 'Jhuma Apparels Ltd' at Shahibagh Moholla of Savar municipal area announced the indefinite closure on Saturday.

A notice of 'indefinite closure' was put up outside the factory after around 300 workers held demonstration on Thursday, said SI Ashish Kumar Sannal of Savar Model Police Station.

"The ownership of the factory is being transferred. The current management was forced to take the decision as it can’t meet workers demands,” he said.

The workers gathered outside the factory on Saturday but after a while they left seeing the notice.

No one from Jhuma Apparels Ltd could be reached for comments.