Jute mill workers postpone hunger strike

Sun Online Desk

14th December, 2019 09:06:27 printer

Jute mill workers postpone hunger strike

The workers of nine state-owned jute mills who were observing an indefinite hunger strike to press home their 11-point demand scheme have postponed their programme for three days following assurance of Monnujan Sufian, state minister for labour and employment last night.

The leaders of the CBA and non-CBA Sangram Parishad announced the decision at around 1:00am on Saturday.

Earlier on Thursday, Abdur Sattar, 55, a worker of Platinum Jute Mills, fell sick at one stage of hunger strike and  died at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH).

The workers have been protesting since Tuesday to press home their 11-point demand which include payment of regular wages, cancellation of public-private ownership, necessary fund for jute sector, insurance for families of deceased workers, provident fund and gratuity facility for retired workers and regularisation of temporary workers.