Khulna jute mills workers call off strike

Khulna Correspondent
Published : 12:13, Apr 16, 2019 | Updated : 12:15, Apr 16, 2019

Jute mills workers in Khulna have called off their protest programme about 14 hours after enforcing 96 hours strike across the country.
The call off came after the work leaders with the government around 10:30pm on Monday (Apr 15).
Leaders of the agitating workers announced to withdraw the strike after the meeting in Dhaka with the authorities concerned, said Platinum Jute Mill CBA President Shahana Sharmin.
At the meeting, decision was taken to clear workers’ dues for 10-week by Apr 25 and the salary and other dues of the officials and staffs will be paid within three months.
Besides the meeting also decided to implement the wage commission immediately, news agency UNB quoted the CBA leader.
Earlier in the day, workers of jute mills across the country including state-owned mills in Khulna region started their 96-hour strike from 8am to press home their nine-point demand that includes payment of outstanding wages and implementation of the wage commission.
Meanwhile, production at all jute mills has begun from Tuesday (Apr 16) morning.