The authorities' arrangement to pay one week's wage out of the dues for eleven weeks failed to lessen frustration of the workers of Amin Jute Mills where a series of clashes with police left one killed and over 80 injured on Thursday.
Many of the workers of the jute mill, the largest in the country after the closure of Adamjee Jute Mills, are now trying to go into voluntary retirement offered by the authorities earlier.
At an emergency meeting after Thursday's bloody incident, the mill authorities arranged payment of one week's wage to the workers. But the workers, living in abject misery, find it too scanty to meet their requirement. Meanwhile, a case was filed with Panchlaish Police Station accusing 22 people arrested on Thursday and another 500 unidentified workers of the mill.