Jute mill workers’ 72-hour strike underway in Khulna, Jashore

Workers of state-owned jute mills went on a 72-hour strike in Khulna and Jashore on Tuesday morning to press home their demands.

Workers from nine state-owned jute mills across Khulna and Jashore are observing the 72-hour strike from 6am on Tuesday, demanding a wage commission, immediate payment of due gratuities and provident fund.

Workers have taken up positions in key areas of the region, such as Khalishpur new road intersection in Khulna, in front of Alim Jute Mill in Atra, Rajghat in Jessore, and parts of the Khulna-Jessore highway.

They announced to block roads and rail routes from 8am-12pm for three consecutive days.

Jute Mills Workers League, CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) and non-CBA Oikya Parishad are observing the demonstration.

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

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

Jute mill workers in the region also demonstrated on Monday.

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