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Jute mill workers continue strike

Jute mill workers continue strike

Khulna, May 8 : Workers of nine jute mills in Khulna continued their strike for the third consecutive day on Wednesday demanding payment of their dues.

They took to the street in front of their respective mills in the morning.

They will also observe road and rail blockade programme from 4pm to 7pm today, said Md Murad Hossain, convener of Jute Mill Workers League of Khulna-Jashore region.

The workers of Platinum Jute Mill stopped work around 6pm on Sunday and then workers of other mills in Khulna and Jashore suspended their production.

Workers’ wages of 11 weeks and other employees’ salary of four months are overdue.

Earlier, it was decided in a meeting with the Ministry of Jute and Textiles and Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation that the outstanding wages will be paid within April 25. But the promise was not fulfilled.

On April 2, workers of state-owned jute mills observed a 72-hour strike in Khulna region to press home their nine-point demand.