• Monday, Mar 01, 2021
  • Last Update : 07:35 pm

State-owned jute mill workers protest in Sirajganj

  • Published at 05:46 pm July 1st, 2020
web-sirajganj-jute-mill
Hundreds of workers take part in a sit-in demonstration at National Jute Mill in Sirajganj on Wednesday morning, July1, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

Workers organized a sit-in demonstration protesting the government announcement of golden handshake or early voluntary retirement

Workers of the state-owned National Jute Mill in Sirajganj have staged a demonstration protesting the government's decision to shut down all state-run jute mills and lay off 25,000 workers.

Hundreds of workers halted production and took part in a sit-in demonstration before the main gate of the factory for two hours from 9:30am till 11:30am on Wednesday.

Auranga Aziz Swapan, president of Jatiya Sramik League (National Jute Mill unit), presided over the protest programme, during which he addressed the protesting workers. 

He said: “The jute ministry and the BJMC called us in Dhaka and informed us that all 25 state-owned jute mills would be shut down in phases over the next two months. This sudden decision comes at a time when around three crore lives depending on the jute industry are struggling to survive in the Covid-19 pandemic.  

“Currently, the National Jute Mill is turning a profit but is failing to capture the market properly. The mill workers and employees aren’t to blame for the situation.” 

“Instead of using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to shut down the factory, I urge Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to find a way of revitalizing the industry.”

The protests would continue until the government reversed its current decision. Otherwise, he warned, rigorous programs would be launched across the country..

56
Facebook 54
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail