Gazipur: Production was suspended at 10 readymade garment (RMG) factories in Gazipur city and on its outskirts Sreepur on Saturday morning as violence over minimum wage erupted afresh.
Police said workers of a garment factory demanding minimum wage of Tk 8,000 brought out a procession in Etahata area of the city in the morning and then put up barricade on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway, disrupting vehicular movement.
Later, the agitating workers vandalized a factory named SQ Celsius.
On information, police rushed to the spot and dispersed the workers by charging baton and lobbing teargas canisters.
Apprehending further trouble, authorities of five factories in the area declared holiday for their staff for Saturday.
On the other hand, workers of three garment factories blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway in Nayonpur MC Bazar area of Sripur upazila for half an hour in the morning and later they were dispersed by police.
As sequel to the incident, authorities of five garment units in the area declared holiday for the day.
Required number of law enforcers, including BGB and Rab, were patrolling the areas to thwart any untoward situation.
Labor unrest in RMG sector 10 factories shut in Gazipur