Transport workers’ leaders announced to suspend the transport strike for three days on Sunday after a meeting of the transport workers’ union with the deputy commissioner of the district.
Sunamganj District Road Transport Union had called a transport strike for an indefinite period from Sunday morning in protest of extortion on the Sylhet Bypass road on the Sunamganj-Sylhet road.
Deputy commissioner Jahangir Hossain sat in a meeting with transport leaders, including the president and general secretary of the Sunamganj Transport Workers Union, at noon. Later at 3 pm, the workers’ union informed the deputy commissioner of the decision to suspend the strike for three days.
Sejaul Karim, president of the Sunamganj District Transport Workers' Union, said the strike had been postponed for three days with the assurance of the deputy commissioner. Long distance buses will run from the afternoon.
Deputy commissioner Jahangir Hossain said that we have heard their demands in the meeting with the labour leaders. When we assured about our position in favour of their equitable demands, they spoke among themselves and announced the withdrawal of the strike.