On July 28 hundreds of workers of a jute factory took part in combative protest against the company administration.


The workers, mostly women, gathered to the streets of Cumilla, a city in Chattogram, Bangladesh and demanded the payment of their pending wages and denounced the factory administration. They also blocked the Dhaka-Chattogram highway with barricades and set them alight.As a consequence of the protest the factory administration promised to pay all. the pending wages till the end of July. Whether the exploiters will comply with this remains to be seen.



Three weeks before two union leaders, who organized protest against the closure of several jute mills in Khulna district, got arrested by police. Also in May, last year, up to 80,000 workers of state owned jute mills went on strike, demanding the payment of their pending wages.