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 The Jute mill workers and their children joined the sit-in program in front of their respective jute mills in Khulna, protesting the newly-issued government directive ordering a production halt at nine state-owned jute mills under the jurisdiction of Bangladesh Jute Mill Corporation (BJMC), reports TBSnews.
 They also threatened to go on a hunger strike in front of their respective mills if their demands are not met by July 1, reports Dhaka Tribune.
 Left political parties and different labour organisations in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country demanding that the government decision be scrapped.
 Jute Mill leaders blamed the bureaucrats for the decision which they termed suicidal and urged the government to continue production in the mills to save lives and livelihood of its labourers, reports NewageBD.
 Sardar Abdul Hamid, convener of the Collective Bargaining Agent (CBA) -Non-CBA Sangram Parishad, said “An inter-ministerial meeting on June 25 decided to close 25 state-owned jute mills as per the World Bank’s prescription. If this decision is not changed by June 30, workers and their family members will go on a hunger strike unto death from July 1.”