Gazipur, Bangladesh (BBN)– Workers of a readymade garments (RMG) factory on Monday blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Sadar upazila, demanding their arrears.
Police said workers of Panacea Sweater Factory at Bhogra staged demonstration and took position on the highway at about 6:00 pm as the authorities failed to pay their salaries of the last month by afternoon.
The agitating workers blocked the highway by burning tyres, creating a six- km long traffic jam from Tongi to Shalna and halting traffic movement till 7:45 pm.
The workers withdrew their blockade after one and a half hours following a police intervention, according to reports.
BBN/SSR/AD-09Oct12-11:30 am (BST)