Menards closed the factory it ran in Algarve on Wednesday after years of neglect and protests.
Algier’s residents staged a hunger strike and staged rallies to demand better conditions at the company’s factory in Bauchi, Algiriya, where the factory’s owner, Manougian Déguila, also owns an aluminium factory.
Al Giers resident Muhannad Al-Najafi said the community rallied to demand more jobs at the Algiris clothing company, which has been based in the Algarbi for more than 30 years.
“I want to see more people working in the company.
It’s not good to see so many workers leaving, and I want to change that,” Al-Niaguib said.
“We are happy about the outcome, we’re happy that the community has rallied together and that there are some positive changes that have been made,” he said.
Dégulânia and her colleagues at the factory had been working at the Bauchis since March 2016.
Désiré said that since then, many of the workers had suffered and they were being exploited.
“Our clothes are being taken away from us by our supervisors, by our managers.
They don’t care.
They’re just abusing us,” she said.
A worker at a textile factory in Algeria’s Algirs forest.
The workers had been at the centre of a strike by a number of women workers, who had refused to accept wage cuts and pay raises.
In November 2016, the factory manager had filed a complaint against the workers and said that they were working under substandard conditions.
Al-Moussa, a worker at the textile factory, said she had worked at the plant since it opened in 2015 and that she had seen a drastic change in conditions since then.
“The workers are very tired and they work very long hours.
They are not paid properly, and they have been forced to do this,” she told Al Jazeera.
“They work in the factories for the same salary they had worked in the factory before, and the salary they received was not enough to make them live their normal lives.”
Muhanad said that the workers who had been fighting for better conditions had been the first to join the hunger strike.
“After the strike started, we called on our fellow workers, and many of them joined in,” she added.
Muhanna said that she and her fellow workers were not prepared for the scale of the strike.
Al Jazeera’s Abdallah Ghanem, reporting from Algiria, said that in recent years, Al Giriya had witnessed a significant increase in the number of protests.
“There have been protests in the area in recent times, including a march of over 100 people in March this year.
We have seen more and more people in the streets.
People are now starting to take matters into their own hands.”
Désirel said that a number to have died in the protests and protests against the company were buried in the cemetery in the town of Algariya.
“Many of the protesters have died because of the work that they are doing to help the community,” he told Al Jazeera.
“It’s important for the community to show solidarity and support, because they need it.”