Another jute mill worker dies after hunger strike

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Another jute mill worker, who fell sick during a fast-unto death progrmame and then joined work on Saturday after recovery, died at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on Sunday, reports UNB.

The deceased was Sohrab, 55, a worker of mechanical department in Platinum Jute Mills.

He died at the hospital around 7:30am, said that Khalilur Rahman, joint convener of Jute Mill Collective Bargaining Association (CBA) and Non-CBA.

Sohrab fell sick during the strike and was admitted to Monisha clinic. After recovery he joined his work on Saturday, he said.

He fell sick again around 6:30am today and was rushed to the hospital where he died, he added.

Earlier, Abdur Sattar, 55, a worker of Platinum Jute Mills, died at Khulna Medical College Hospital on Thursday.

An estimated 50,000 workers of Star, Platinum, Crescent, Alim, Eastern, Daulatpur and Khalishpur jute mills in Khulna and JJI and Carpeting jute mills in Jashore went on a hunger strike until death on 10 December to press home their 11-point demand.

A jute mill worker who along with his fellows had been on a fast unto death to press for their 11-point demand died at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on Thursday.

The deceased was Abdur Sattar, 55, a worker of Platinum Jute Mills.

The workers suspended their indefinite hunger strike for three days and joined work, following a meeting with State Minister for Labour and Employment Munnujan Sufian early Saturday.

Their demands include implementation of the wage commission, payment of regular wages, cancellation of public-private ownership of mills and allotting necessary fund for the jute sector.

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