Workers besiege jute mill in Khulna

Staff Correspondent . Khulna

Workers besieged on Tuesday the administrative building of the recently laid-off Shagar Jute Spinning Mills at Senhati of Digholia in Khulna, demanding reopening of the mill.
The workers also demanded payment of their dues and benefits.
Meanwhile, authorities of the private-owned mill have extended the layoff by another 15 days for the second time from April 28 till May 12, citing severe financial crisis.
On April 12, the management laid off the mill for the first time for 15 days till April 27 without putting up any notice showing grounds of severe financial crisis and sharp fall in prices of jute goods in domestic and international markets.
The workers continued their siege from 9:00am till noon.
When asked, CBA president of the mill Shahidul Islam said he would announce a tough programme if layoff notice was not withdrawn by Thursday.
When contacted, deputy general manager major (retd) Abu Bakar Siddique told New Age that the jute spinning mill was now a losing enterprise.
So, it would be reopened when fund was available to resume production, he said.

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