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.