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.