Causes and Consequences of Labour Unrest in Jute Mills of Khulna Division in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study


Bangladesh is eminent for jute production and earned a big amount of foreign currency by exporting jute and jute products but the jute industry of Bangladesh has been in continuous problems. Among them one of the major problems is labors unrest. This research is about the causes and consequences of labor unrest in Jute mills. Study looking at the major causes and consequences of labor unrest in jute mills in the light of socio-economic framework, looking at the irregularities and mismanagement of the mill authorities, and also tried to look at the current situation of trade union in jute mills. A huge number of people are working in the jute mills in our country that are mostly from lower income group. They are leading a miserable life because of their insufficient wages and other facilities. They have faced serious problems to maintain their family with this little income. In this regard the study tried to explore the socio-economic conditions of the workers. The study was conducted in some selected jute mills of Khulna division. The study has been conducted mainly in quantitative method and followed an interview schedule for collecting the data. 306 samples were selected purposively. Semi-structured questionnaire was used for conducting interview. Study found most of the workers are agitate because of dissatisfaction on salary, fringe benefits and working condition and outcome is unexpected mainly low productivity and frequent change of trade union leadership.

Keywords: Causes, Consequences, Labor, Social and Economical Impact, Unrest

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