Mohsen Jute Mills closed

Staff Correspondent . Khulna

Mohsen Jute Mills Ltd, a private jute mill, in Atra industrial belt in Khulna was finally shut down on Thursday afternoon.
The executive director of the mill, Touhidul Islam, retrenched 667 workers and employees on ground of severe financial crisis.
Earlier, the jute mill was also closed on July 16, 2013 for the same reason.
Touhidul said that workers and employees would be paid their layoff benefit, gratuity and other dues in turns when financial condition would permit.
The Mohsen Jute Mills Workers Union president, Md Sultan Molla, said that the mill had been closed down retrenching 667 workers and employees violating the Labour Act
and without any prior
notice and payment of arrears.
He warned the authorities of dire consequence and an intensified movement if the closed mill was not reopened by this month and retrenched workers, employees were not reinstated and their arrears were not paid immediately.
Tension was running high in Atra and Khalishpur industrial belts following closure of Mohsen Jute Mills. Security measures were taken by the Khulna Metropolitan Police to maintain law and order.

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