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Jute mills employees observe blockade

  • Published at 04:07 pm July 8th, 2014

The officials, staff members and workers of nine state-owned jute mills have observed a railway and highway blockade in Khulna on Tuesday.

The blockade has been observed protesting the government move to transform Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) into a holding company.

The Jute mill employees took position at the intersection at Khalishpur Natun Rasta, Fulbari gate of Atra industrial area and in front of JJI jute mill in Nawapara Industrial area from 10am to 11am.

They brought out processions and held rallies in these areas and put barricade on Jessore-Khulna Highway.

They halted the rail communication in the areas and during the protests, they set tyres ablaze.

They also announced to observe a hunger strike programme in front of the jute mills from 8am to 2pm on Wednesday.

Earlier on Monday, workers of seven state-owned jute mills laid a siege to the administrative offices of their respective factories in Khulna.

All activities at the mills remained stopped at that time.

On Sunday, workers of the private jute mills blocked the Jessore-Khulna Highway at three different points for three hours, demanding reopening of the closed jute mills and payment of their dues.