State-owned jute mill workers enforce blockade

State-owned jute mill workers enforce blockade


CBA and non-CBA Oikya Parishad of eight state owned jute mills in Khulna has enforced a 3-hour road-railway blockade in the city to press home their five-point demands.The blockade that began at 11.00am will continue till 2.00pm in three areas—Notun Rasta intersection area, Gilatola area and Rajghat area—of the city, said Mohammad Sohrab Uddin, convener of the Parishad.Vehicular movement and rail communication on the Jessore-Khulna routes remained suspended due to the blockade.

Major demands of the Parishad include adequate budgetary allocation for the state-run jute mills, payment of wages, dues of the jute mill workers.The eight jute mills are-Crescent Jute Mills, Platinum Jute Mills, Khalispur Jute Mills, Star Jute Mills, Alim Jute Mills, Eastern Jute Mills, Jessore Jute Mills and Carpeting Jute Mills. -UNB, Khulna


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