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01:44 PM, December 15, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:57 PM, December 15, 2019

Another jute mill worker dies in Khulna

Another jute mill worker, who fell sick during a hunger strike and later joined work after recovery, has died at a hospital in Khulna.

Sohrab, 55, a worker of mechanical department in Khulna Platinum Jute Mill, died at Khulna Medical College Hospital around 7:00am, our correspondent from Khulna reports.

Sohrab fell ill during the hunger strike and admitted to a private clinic in the city on Friday, said Khalilur Rahman, joint convenor of Jute Mill Collective Bargaining Association (CBA) and Non-CBA.

After recovery, he joined work at his mill yesterday but fell sick again today, Khalilur said. He was rushed to Khulna Medical College Hospital where he died this morning, he added.

Earlier on Thursday, Abdur Sattar, a worker of spinning section of Platinum Jute Mills in Khulna died on the third consecutive day of their hunger strike.

Thousands of workers of nine state-run jute mills in Khulna-Jashore industrial belt on December 10 went into the strike to press home their 11-point demand including implementation of national wage commission.

Their demands 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.

Workers suspended their indefinite hunger strike for three days, following a meeting with State Minister for Labour and Employment Munnujan Sufian early yesterday.

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