Sidco Group terminates 165 personnel from Ashulia garment factory

October 18, 2020 Business
The workers of Sidco Group have alleged that the apparel maker terminated 165 employees from its factory at Jamgora in Ashulia as they proved to demand last month's salary.

Yesterday, the factory authorities set up a notice with photographs of the terminated workers in front of the factory gate.

The personnel also alleged that the business has not been paying salaries to its 600 personnel on time going back a couple of months.

The personnel started protesting when the authorities ended your day without paying them on October 11, the deadline for clearing the salaries for September, they told The Daily Star.

Rather than clearing the payments, the business shut down the factory on October 13 and later reopened it as the employees began protesting in front of the factory gate.

But this time around the factory authorities developed a notice with the pictures and names of the terminated workers, one of the workers said.

"The authorities didn't give any notice before terminating us," he said.

Despite repeated attempts through calls and texts, this correspondent could not reach Nazrul Islam, assistant general manager of Sidco Group, for comments.

The authorities of Sidco Group illegally terminated the staff because they demanded salary, said Sarowar Hossein, organizing secretary of the Bangladesh Textile and Garment Workers League.

The factory also filed a general diary with the neighborhood police station to harass the workers, he said.

"We have informed the commercial polic in addition to the officials of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association about the incident."

Contacted Helal Uddin Bhuyan, senior assistant superintendent of police of the Dhaka Industrial Police, said he's aware of the incident plus they are looking into the problem.

The police will sit with the factory authorities and the staff to settle the problem today, he said.

Source: Thedaily Star

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