Water transport workers begin countrywide indefinite strike | 2019-07-24

Water transport workers begin countrywide indefinite strike

Sun Online Desk

24th July, 2019 10:48:13 printer

Water transport workers begin countrywide indefinite strike

Water transport workers started a nationwide indefinite strike early Wednesday to press home their 11-point demand, causing huge sufferings to passengers.

The workers under the banner of Bangladesh Water Transport Workers' Federation began the strike at 12:01am today.

Following the strike, the workers suspended plying off all types of passenger and goods-laden vessels from Sadarghat, Khulna, Monga and Chandpur ports.

The demands include taking action against terrorism and extortion, stopping of workers' harassment, full implementation of pay scale 2016, providing Tk 10 lakh compensation for any injury of a worker and cracking down robbery on the river routes.

The move came after the workers refused to take part at a meeting with the Labour Ministry as "the ministry also invited the people involved with extortion and harassment”, Ashikul said. 


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