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Jute mill workers resume strike

18 May 2019, 14:29

NTV Online
Leaders of Khulna Nagorik Andolon and the Chhatra Sramik Andolon form human chains to express solidarity with the workers.Photo: UNB

Khulna: The state-owned jute mill workers resumed their nationwide indefinite strike after a day’s break on Saturday to force authorities accept their nine-point demand including payment of outstanding wages.

They are scheduled to block roads for four hours from 3:00pm, the UNB reported.

Meanwhile, leaders of Khulna Nagorik Andolon and the Chhatra Sramik Andolon formed human chains to express solidarity with the workers.

Workers’ wages of 12 weeks and other employees’ salaries of four months have remained unpaid.

Jute mill workers started their protest from April 2.

They suspended their agitation after the authorities concerned promised to pay them within April 25. But the promise was not fulfilled and they resumed their protests earlier this month.

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