Jute sector faces renewed crisis

Staff Correspondent

Leaders of the Patkal Sramik Karmachari Sangram Parishad on Saturday said the jute sector of the country was facing serious crisis again because of wrong policies taken by the Awami League-led government.
Labour leader Shahidullah Chowdhury, the convener of Patkal Sramik Karmachari Sangram Parishad, at a press conference at Asad Auditorium, at Workers Party of Bangladesh central office, said that the 26 nationalised jute mills across the country were now facing serious crisis for the wrong policies of the government.
He raised a 12-point demand to save the jute sector, including appointing competent and honest directors and management in the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation-run jute mills, giving modern machineries to the mills, stopping formation of holding companies, formation of the wage commission, stopping de-nationalisation,   paying arrears and festival allowances and 20 per cent dearness allowance of the workers before Eid-ul-Fitr.

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