15 vehicles vandalized, 10 workers hurt in clashes with cops at Savar

Kalerkantho Online   

12 January, 2019 12:51 PM

15 vehicles vandalized, 10 workers hurt in clashes with cops at Savar

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At least ten workers hurt as police charged button on a demonstration of garments workers over the new wage structure in Dhaka’s outskirts Ashulia of Savar this morning.

The injured are yet to be identified when extra security measures have been taken in the areas to avert any untoward incident.

Dhaka-1 Industrial Police ASP Sana Saminur Rahman has confirmed the news.

“At least 15 vehicles have been vandalized during today’s protests started around 8am and a total of eight platoons of BGB deployed in the area to bring the situation under control,” he added.

Earlier on Jan 8, a 10-member committee was formed to settle off ongoing unrest over the implementation of RMG workers' minimum pay structure.

The committee includes five officials concerned of Commerce and Labour ministries and five representatives from the workers' side.

The body was formed soon after the newly sworn-in Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi held a meeting with the garment workers and their owners at the Department of Labour in Dhaka on the day afternoon.

After the meeting, the minister had said: "We will solve RMG workers' problems, including salary structure by a month."

He meanwhile called upon the agitated workers to return their workstations. 

In the recent wave of movement, thousands of garment workers took to the streets to press home their demands including implementation of minimum wage.