Khulna jute mills workers block road, rail routes

File photo of jute mills' workers in a procession during their strike. Photo courtesy: Prothom Alo

Workers of state-run jute mills in Khulna blockaded the road and railway in the district this morning to press for their five-point demand.

The blockade has been enforced alongside a prevailing strike, that they began since April 4, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo.

They blockaded Khulna-Jessore highway in the morning. The blockade has also been enforced on the Khulna-Jessore rail route causing sufferings to numerous passengers.

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The five-point demand includes payment of dues of last eight weeks and dearness allowance.

A work stoppage since April 4 (sparing the weekly holiday Friday) has caused a production deficit of nearly a thousand metric tonnes which has a market value of Tk 8 crore.