67 workers dismissed in DEPZ over vandalism

New Age Online

The authorities of an apparel factory on Saturday morning fired at least 67 of its workers at Savar over vandalism and arson attack accusations in the name of movement, reports United News of Bangladesh.
The authorities of FCI (BD) Garments Limited in Dhaka Export Processing Zone clipped a notice on its notice board citing names of the dismissed 67 workers.
Security guards of the factory obstructed the workers as they attempted to enter the factory this morning.
Police also chased them away as the agitated workers staged a demonstration in front of the factory.
Earlier on June 31, the demonstrating workers locked into an altercation with a group of workers supporting the authorities that triggered a clash, leaving five people injured.
The factory was closed by the authorities following the incident.
The authorities reopened the factory this morning and terminated those workers.
Additional police personnel have been deployed to avert any untoward incident, said Mostafa Kamal, officer-in-charge of Ashulia police station.

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