20 July 2019

Khulna Jute mill workers’ protest continue for 3rd day


Workers of the state owned jute mills in Khulna district are continuing the 72-hour strike for the third consecutive day today to press home their nine-point demand including implementation of the wage commission.

The agitating workers took positions on several places including Natun Rasta, Shonadanga Bus Stand and Atra industrial area around 6 am, halting traffic movement on Khulna-Jashore road.

Productions in nine state-owned jute mills have been suspended for last three days, since the strike began on Tuesday morning.

Agitating workers also put up barricade on the rail tracks, halting train services of Khulna with other part of the country creating immense suffering to commuters.

Manik Chandra Sarkar, station master of Khulna Railway Station, said, "No train left the city or arrived here since 6 am Thursday."

No long route buses left from the district.

Earlier on Tuesday, the jute mill workers started their 72-hour strike by blocking roads and rail routes from 8am-12pm to press home their nine-point demand.

Production at nine jute mills in the region remain suspended from Tuesday following the strike.

The workers resumed protests from March 31 as their demands were not fulfilled by the government within their stipulated time.

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