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Workers block highway for pay hike

Star Online Report Workers of a polypropylenes packet manufacturing factory blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Gazipur for one and a half hours Sunday morning demanding a pay hike. Police said the workers of 'Miracle' located at C&B Bazar no-1 in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur went on work abstention in the morning. At one stage, the demonstrators took to the highway at about 7:00am, halting traffic movement for one and a half hours. Transport movements on the highway resumed at about 9:30am after police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control, said a correspondent from Gazipur. The workers have been demonstrating for salary increase and regular payment for the last few days