Jute mill workers observing 24-hr strike
Published : Tuesday, 3 December, 2019 at 10:38 AM Count : 145
Workers of the nine state-owned jute mills went on work abstention on Tuesday morning to press home their 11-point demand.
The agitating workers are staging demonstration following the 24-hour strike that began around 6am.
They brought out processions in the city this morning halting the production and also burnt tyres in front of the mills gate.
The nine jute mills are Crescent Jute Mills, Platinum Jute Mills, Khalishpur Jute Mills, Daulatpur Jute Mills, Star Jute Mills, Eastern Jute Mills, Alim Jute Mills in Khulna and JJI and Carpeting jute mills in Jashore.
Their demands include payment of their dues and implementation of their new wage board.
State-owned jute mills CBA and non-CBA Sangram Parishad joint convener Murad Hossain said Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation did not implement the workers' new wage board, though giving assurance several times that which forced them to go for strike.
On Monday, the protesting workers blocked four points of Khulna-Jessore highway for half-an-hour and, later, called the strike.
The government announced a wage board for the workers on June, 2015, which is yet to be implemented.