Barapukuria coal mine workers return to work

Dinajpur Correspondent
Published : 19:34, Aug 21, 2019 | Updated : 19:36, Aug 21, 2019

This undated photo available on the internet shows a general view of the Barapukuria Coal Mine in Dinajpur.Workers at Barapukuria Coal Mine in Dinajpur have returned to work 12 hours after they went on an indefinite strike protesting the sacking of their fellow employees.
Around 950 workers, who are employed at the coal mine by the Chinese operator CMC-XMC on a contract basis, went on strike late on Tuesday (Aug 20) night.
The workers returned to work after a meeting with mine authorities around 12pm on Wednesday (Aug 21), said Barapukuria Coal Mine Deputy Director-General Khan Md Jafor Sadik.
President of Barapukuria Coal Mine Worker and Employee Union, Robiul Islam said that they decided to resume the work after an effective meeting with the authorities over their demands.
According to sources, the Chinese operator had previously served a notice directing workers to return to the work by Aug 13 after Eid-ul-Azha holidays or lose the job.
As a number of staffers were fired, the workers then went on the strike on Aug 14.