Her name is not known but she is one of the thousands of determined jute mill workers protesting as they have not been paid their unpaid wages. They have nine-point demands and observed hartal (work stoppage) for 72 hours last month. These workers, including the women workers, have faced police and clash ensued, injuring 50 workers including three policemen. They work in government-owned jute mills and their demands include among others, payment of arrear salary, gratuity
As citizens of the country it is their right to get their payments as the Constitution of the country provides in Article 14 “it shall be the fundamental responsibility of the state to emancipate the toiling masses—the peasants and workers—and backward section of the people from all forms of exploitation”. Non-payment of the workers’ outstanding salaries is
The government has introduced a new law to pay pension to the retired government officials who have already taken full benefit under the old pension system. And these pensioners are all smiles and they talk about the new benefits in clubs, buses
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Protest and resistance ultimately
Rosa Parks of
Ultimately she became a heroine, so famous that in 2005 after her death the US flag was flown at half-mast within the country and abroad. The unnamed lady in the picture will also win the battle as she and her co-workers are fighting for their valid dues.