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Khulna Jute mill production halted as workers go on strike

  • Published at 12:31 pm March 12th, 2019
workers from the Crescent, Platinum, Khalishpur, Daulatpur, Star, Alim, and Eastern mills joined the protest.
Production is halted and workers from the Crescent, Platinum, Khalishpur, Daulatpur, Star, Alim, and Eastern mills joined the protestDhaka Tribune

The mills have ceased production for the time being

The workers of nine state-owned jute mills—in Khulna and Jessore—have gone on a 24-hour strike starting at 6am on Tuesday.

The mills have ceased production for the time being.

Platinum Jute Mill worker's leader, Khalilur Rahman, confirmed the incident and said: “A strike is in effect. The workers have presented a nine-point demand. These include: the clearance of outstanding wages, a wage commission, gratuities, provident fund payments, and making transfer workers permanent.”

He said workers from the Crescent, Platinum, Khalishpur, Daulatpur, Star, Alim, and Eastern mills joined the protest.


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Labour leader of the protest Md Sohrab Hossain said: “We are protesting to actualize our nine-point demand.”

Around 50,000 workers of nine state-owned jute mills—of Khulna and Jessore—staged a protest at Khalishpur New Market Road, on Sunday, to press home their nine-point demand.

As part of their protests, the workers will hold a 48-hour strike on March 19, and a meeting in Dhaka on March 24, where they will announce their next course of action.