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Jute mill workers demand due wages in Narsingdi

  • Published at 06:47 pm November 26th, 2019
Jute mill Narshingdi
Jute mill workers protesting in front of Ghorashal jute mills in Narsingdi on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Under the leadership of the Bangladesh Patkal Sramik League, around 3,000 workers and employees shut off production and gathered in front of the administrative building of the mill to carry on their protests. The protests continued from 10am till 12pm on Tuesday

Jute mill workers of the Bangladesh Jute Mills Limited in Palash upazila of Narsingdi staged demonstrations to press home their 11-point demand, including payment of due wages and implementation of a wage commission.

Under the leadership of the Bangladesh Patkal Sramik League, around 3,000 workers and employees shut off production and gathered in front of the administrative building of the mill to carry on their protests. 

The protests continued from 10am till 12pm on Tuesday.

Speakers during the protest reiterated their demands, seeking the resignation of Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi, and sought the annulment of his decision to turn all state owned jute mills into public private partnerships (PPP).

Their demands also included the implementation of the National Wage and Productivity Commission Award 2015, and paying the workers 11 weeks of outstanding wages, employees the salaries of last three months, and officials the salaries of last four months.

Bangladesh Jute Mill’s Collective Bargaining Agent (CBA) President Yusuf Ali presided over the protest, while its General Secretary Akhtaruzzaman, CBA leader Harun Ur Rashid, and Bangladesh Patkal Sramik League’s Acting President Mahbubul Alam, among others, spoke at the demonstration.

The leaders urged the authorities to accept their 11-point demand; otherwise, they have vowed to take rigorous measures in future.