Jute mills workers to organise stick procession today

Staff Correspondent . Khulna

Leaders and activists of collective bargaining agents and non-CBA oikya parishad of state-owned jute mills of Khulna and Jessore will hold a stick procession today (Sunday) as part of a movement to realise their various demands.
Their demands include adequate allocation of funds to turn the jute mills production-oriented, full payment of arrear wages and salaries of the workers and employees, payment of twenty percent as dearness allowance, effective steps to expand home and overseas markets and removal of all corrupt officials from mills’ administrations.
The fresh five-day programmme was announced in a public meeting on Friday at Khalishpur industrial area.
On September 14, the agitators will carry red flags and the next day the workers and their families will form a human chain.
On September 16, they will lay siege to their respective administrative offices and on September 18 three public meetings will be held in the afternoon at Khalishpur and Atra of Khulna city and Rajghat industrial belt of Jessore district.

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