Several thousand garment workers blocked traffic in the Bangladeshi capital on Monday to demand pay rises in the wake of several accidents in the industry.
Employees of two factories briefly clashed with police who were trying to disperse them.
One worker alleged that the owner threatened to close the factory instead of negotiating wages.
Garment workers have held several protests since the collapse of a building that housed five factories on April 24 killed 1 129 people and injured nearly 2 500.
Thousands of workers demonstrated and clashed with police in two industrial districts after factory owners re-opened their plants on Friday. More than 300 factories had been closed due to security concerns amid the protests.
The government has decided to grant factory workers the right to form independent unions and have collective bargaining agreements.
It also plans to raise the minimum wage for garment worker, now at $38 per month, after receiving international pressure over labour and safety standards in the industry.
Bangladesh's garment products are mostly destined for Western markets and account for 79 percent of its export earnings.
Source: Iol news .
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