DHAKA: State Minister for Home Affairs Shamsul Haque Tuku Thursday said the salary and allowance of garment workers would be reviewed in the middle of July.
The state minister came up with the assertion while talking to journalists after a meeting with leaders of owners and workers.
Besides, in the latest development, the unrest situation of the garments in Ashulia is becoming normal after the state minister assured.
He told the journalists that the salary and allowance of the workers normally are reviewed in November. “But, we have decided to review it in the middle of July,” he added.
Earlier in the day, the workers of readymade garments in Ashulia began demonstration for the fourth consecutive day demanding salary-hike.
The workers brought out demonstration procession and vandalized in different places on Dhaka-Tangail highway.
The agitating workers engaged in clash with the law enforcing members in phases. They also vandalized a vehicle of Maasranga Television.
Most of the factories in the area are declared closed.
Police, industrial police and RAB members are patrolling the area and announcing through mike towards the workers to be calm and avoid vandalism.
BDST: 1728 HRS, JUN 14, 2012
Edited by: M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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