Khulna labour leaders urge PM to revive jute industry

Staff Correspondent . Khulna

The Jute and Jute Industry Committee (JJIC) called on the Prime Minister to take all necessary steps to revive the jute sector in the country along the Khulna-Jessore industrial belt.
The newly-formed committee, comprising of labour leaders associated with left-leaning parties Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal and Sramik Dal, addressed a memorandum to the Prime Minister, handing it over to Deputy Commissioner of Khulna Md Anis Mahmud.
Through the memorandum, the committee urged the PM to provide funds to reopen jute mills, subsidise ailing mills, and enforce the law which makes the use of jute bags compulsory.
JJIC also said the productivity of mills could be increased by providing financial security to workers, avoiding political appointment in mills, and controlling ‘unhealthy’ trade union activities.
JJIC leaders also urged to government to build modern warehouses to safely store jute and jute goods. The General Secretary of JJIC Md Khalid Hossain handed over the memorandum to the DC.

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