Khulna, April 15 -- Jute mills workers across the country started a 96-hour strike on Monday morning to press home their nine-point demand that includes payment of outstanding wages and implementation of the wage commission.

UNB Khulna correspondent reports: Workers of nine state-owned jute mills are also enforcing a road blockade programme from 8am to 12pm.

The workers took position at Natun Rasta, Shiromoni and Khan Jahan Ali Road in the morning, halting vehicular movement on Dhaka-Khulna highway, said KaziMostaq Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Daulatpur Police Station.

Besides, no train will leave Khulna railway station from 6am-12am, said station master Manik Chandra.

Production at nine jute mills in the region has been suspended foll...