Gazipur: The workers of a garment factory staged violent demonstrations at Targachh in the city on Monday to press home their several demands.
Quoting locals, police said the workers of ‘Ehsan Moonlight Sweater Factory’ went on the work abstention in the morning to press home their demands that include a hike in the attendance allowance and leave from seven days to 10, and the arrest of the production manager for beating a fellow worker.
At one stage, the workers damaged the glasses of the factory.
Being informed, police rushed in and tried to disperse the agitating workers when a chase and counter chase took place between the two sides.
Police charged baton and lobbed teargas shells on them to bring the situation under control.
Later, the authorities suspended production at the factory for the day following the unrest.
Earlier on Sunday, production manager Abdul Matin beat up worker Liton mercilessly when the workers tried to stage demonstrations demanding a hike in their attendance allowance.