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Jute workers enforce 96-hour strike again

Production in mills stops, Rly-road links blocked

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Jute mill workers across the country again started 90-hour strike, blocking railway, roads from Monday to press home their nine-point demands including payment of arrears and implementation of wage commission. This photo was taken from near Demra Staff Qu

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Staff Reporter :
Workers of state-owned jute mills went on a 96-hour strike across the country on Monday to press home their nine-point demand.
Production at nine jute mills in Khulna region came to a halt following the strike, according to our Khulna correspondent.
Workers of nine state-owned jute mills in Khulna also enforced a road blockade programme from 8am to 12pm.
The workers took position at Natun Rasta, Shiromoni and Khan Jahan Ali Road in the morning, halting vehicular movement on Dhaka-Khulna highway, Kazi Mostaq Ahmed, Officer-in-Charge of Daulatpur Police Station told media.
Besides, no train left Khulna Railway Station from 6am-12am, said Station Master Manik Chandra.
Production at nine jute mills in Khulna region has suspended following the strike.
In Chattogram, jute mill workers also blocked roads and rail track at several points as part of their programme.
The workers took position in front of Amin Jute mills under Bayazid thana in the morning and blocked road, halting vehicular movement.  The shuttle train service of Chattogram University was also suspended as the workers blocked rail track.
Jute mills workers also staged demonstrations in Sitakundu.

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