Bangle workers protest against non-payment of salaries

KARACHI:Workers of a glass bangle factory staged a demonstration against the closure of the factory without paying their salaries and other benefits by its owner.

The protest was held outside Hyderabad Press Club on Tuesday which was attended by a large number of workers. They chanted slogans against the owner of the factory and Sindh labour department while holding banners inscribed with demands for justice.

Leading the protest, General Secretary Glass Bangle Labour Union, Haji Siraj told media persons that the owner of the factory, Athar had closed the factory on July 3, 2015 without intimating competent authority including labour department and paying their dues.

It is clear violation of labour laws which prohibit closing a factory without intimating labour department and clearing all salaries and other benefits of workers, he said.

He demanded the higher authority to ensure the implementation of labour laws in the factories in letter and spirit and get theirs salaries and other benefits cleared immediately.

Source: Business Recorder