Update May 17, 2015

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Workers’ demo in front of secretariat

Sumel Sarker

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Workers’ demo in front of secretariat

17 May 2015, Nirapad News: Nearly five hundred workers staged demonstration in front of the secretariat in city Sunday, demanding the payment of their dues.

Led by the leaders of Bangladesh Garment Worker Trade Union Centre, workers of Swan Garments Factory of the city’s Dhakkhinkhan area have taken poison there since 12:20pm on the day.

Prior to that, they formed a human chain in front of National Press Club, and protested the owners’ decision of shutting down the factory without prior notice.

Moreover, they demanded payments of their 4-month dues.

After the human chain, the workers marched to the secretariat in a bid to lay siege to the labor and employment ministry. As police barred them, they took position in front of the gate No. 5 of the secretariat.

Workers leaders are also set to enter the ministry to hold a meeting on the matter. They, however, vowed to continue movements the until their demands are met.

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