At least 5 readymade garment (RMG) factory workers were injured yesterday when police tried to disperse them from Zirabo-Bishmail road in Kathgora area of Ashulia on the outskirts of the capital.
Around 10:00am, hundreds of RMG workers of Positive Fashionwear Ltd started demonstrating on the busy road -- leading to Dhaka-Aricha and Dhaka-Tangail highways -- demanding arrear salaries and Eid bonus, said locals.
Shahadat Hossain, additional superintendent of Dhaka Industrial Police-1, said after negotiations between police and workers failed, the police had to use force to disperse the demonstrators as the workers continued to block the important road for more than an hour.
The injured were admitted to a local hospital.
Al Kamran, a local worker leader, said the Positive Fashionwear authorities later announced that they would pay the arrears Eid bonuses within two days.