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Khulna jute mill workers call 24-hour strike from Tuesday

  • Published at 03:42 pm December 2nd, 2019
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File photo: Jute mill workers observe token hunger strike to press home their demand in Khulna on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The workers blocked highways and staged demonstrations to press home their demand

Workers of nine state-owned jute mills in Khulna and Jessore have called a 24-hour strike from Tuesday to press home their 11-point demand, which includes the implementation of the national wage commission.

Four points of Khulna-Jessore highway were blocked for half-an-hour, as the workers staged demonstrations on Monday.

State-owned jute mills CBA and non-CBA Sangram Parishad Joint Convener Murad Hossain said: "We have called a six-day long program. On its third day today (Monday), we, along with other mill workers, have gathered in front of the main gates of the jute mills around 9am."

The 24-hour strike will begin from 6am on Tuesday; and the workers will assemble in front of the main gates of the jute mills around 4pm on Wednesday.

 The jute mill workers are also scheduled to hold meetings on December 8, and go on a hunger strike on December 10.