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About a thousand factory workers were demonstrating in Savar since this morning protesting what they said was discrimination in their new wage board.


The workers began their demonstration on Hemayetpur Tannery road in Savar around 9:00am, reports our Savar correspondent from the spot.

As additional police forces were deployed throughout the area, five factories including three of Standard Group were shut down to avert any untoward incident.

Rahima Begum, a worker of Standard Group, told they are protesting because old employees will not have a proportional wage hike to what a new employee will receive.

Sana Shaminur Rahman, superintendent of police of Dhaka Industrial Police, told our correspondent, The negotiation with the factory owners is underway.

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