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12:00 AM, November 27, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 27, 2017

Sugar mill workers for wage hike

Workers of Rangpur Sugar Mill in Gaibandha yesterday demanded declaration of new wage structure.

The demand was made at a rally in front of the mill. Rangpur Chinikal Sramik-Karmochhari Union organised the programme.

Speakers said the mill authority is paying only Tk 4,200 per month which is too little to maintain a family in these hard days.

Moreover, the workers have been rendering overtime services without getting any extra benefit.

Sugar mill workers in the country have been fighting for declaration of a reasonable wage structure of Tk 8,750 to Tk 13,500 per month so that they can maintain their families properly, said the speakers.

The speakers called upon the government to declare wage structure for the mill workers affecting from July 1, 2015.

They urged the government for immediate implementation of the demand, otherwise agitation would be intensified all over the country.

SM Jalal, president of Chinikal Workers' Union, and its secretary Tofazzal Hossain spoke at the rally.

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