Jute mills workers call off strike
Jute mills workers called off their 96 hours strike programme around 10:30pm Monday following a meeting with the government.
Platinum Jute Mill CBA President Shahana Sharmin said leaders of the agitating workers announced to withdraw the strike after the meeting in Dhaka with the authorities concerned.
UNB adds: At the meeting, decision was taken to clear workers’ dues for 10-week by April 25 and the salary and other dues of the officials and staffs will be paid within three months.
Besides the meeting also decided to implement the wage commission immediately.
Earlier in the day, workers of jute mills across the country including state-owned mills in Khulna region started their 96-hour strike from 8am to press home their nine-point demand that includes payment of outstanding wages and implementation of the wage commission.
Meanwhile, production at all jute mills has begun from Tuesday morning.