DHAKA: The garment exporters Saturday declared closure of all garment factories in Ashulia for an indefinite period from Sunday to avert unrest in the sector.
The announcement came from an emergency press conference of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) held at its office in the city in the evening.
In the press conference, President of the apex trade body that represents the export oriented woven, knit and sweater Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin briefed the journalists.
Besides, the workers of readymade garments in Ashulia began demonstration for the sixth consecutive day Saturday demanding salary-hike.
The workers brought out demonstration procession and vandalized in different places on Dhaka-Tangail highway.
At least 50 people, including a cop were injured in Ashulia as the agitating workers engaged in sporadic clashes with the law enforcing members.
The workers of readymade garments began demonstration for the sixth consecutive day Saturday demanding salary-hike.
Vehicular movements on Abdullapur-Baipail road halted in the morning as the RMG workers are demonstrating on the street.
In the latest development, chases and counter chases were ensued between police and workers in front of Dewan CNG Station in Nishchitapur area of Ashulia at 9:30 am, leaving 50 people injured.
BDST: 1855 HRS, JUN 16, 2012
Edited by: M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor