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RMG workers block highway in Uttara

RMG workers block highway in Uttara

Thousands of garments factory workers in Azampur and Jasimuddin Road area of Dhaka’s Uttara have taken position on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway since this morning calling for a raise in their wage and several other demands.

The agitating workers of several garment factories in Uttara and Abdullahpur areas put barricades on the busy highway around 9:00 a.m., halting vehicular movement, witnesses said.

The blockade has led to heavy traffic congestion on both sides of the road. Their demands include a raise in salary as well as clearing of other dues.

Police were trying to bring the situation under control till filing of this report around 1:30 p.m.