Pvt jute workers to halt road, rail links over six-point demands

United News of Bangladesh . Khulna | Published: 13:24, Feb 24,2021


Workers of private jute mills in Khulna on Tuesday threatened to block roads and train tracks on Thursday if their six demands, including payment of dues, weren’t met by factory owners by Wednesday.

Sheikh Amzad Hossain, president of Private Jute Mill Workers and Employees Federation, made the announcement after a meeting with the workers on Tuesday.

Amzad Hossain said blocking roads and rail tracks in the district would be a part of their agitation. ‘We will go ahead with the protest if we don’t get any written assurance from the mill owners on our demands by Wednesday.’

He also threatened a larger protest, ‘a decision which will be taken after a meeting with CBA and non-CBA leaders, slated for February 26’.

The demands include payment of their dues, reopening of the closed jute mills and halt to retrenchment of workers.

The private jute mill workers have been staging protests for the past three months to press home their demands.

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