Labour crisis is hampering production in many of the export-oriented garment factories in Narayanganj.
Moreover, the workers are not joining work on various pretexts after receiving 65 per cent of the incentive money in their accounts while many have left the profession after getting their salaries.
Officials of Model Group, an export-oriented garments industry, raised the issues at a press conference in the Talla area of Narayanganj on Wednesday afternoon.
Anupam Kumar Saha, deputy general manager of the Model Capital Garments, said, "About 3,000 out of 10,000 workers in the company's four factories were absent since the reopening of the factories after the general holidays."
Due to this labour crisis, production in the factories decreased and the owners were failing to ready shipment according to the foreign buyers' orders, he said.
If this situation continues, they fear, the buyers will cancel the orders and the garment industry will face a catastrophe.
They called on the government to enact new labour laws to make it compulsory for workers to join the country's garment factory export sector.
Model Group Director Kanai Sarkar, General Manager Monir Hossain and other officials were present on the occasion.