The freight transport strike is withdrawn | Dhaka Tribune



Interior Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and Bangladesh leaders Truck-Covered Van, Tank Lorry, Prime Mover Owners and Workers’ Coordination Council speak to the press in Dhaka on Sunday September 26, 2021 Collection

Meeting between the council of owner-workers and the Minister of the Interior

The owners and workers of freight transport called off the national strike, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, after reassuring that the authorities concerned would respond to their request in 10 points.

The decision came following a meeting between the Bangladesh Truck-Covered Van, the Tanker, the First Movement Owners and Workers Coordination Council and Home Secretary Asaduzzaman Khan Kal at his residence in Dhanmondi in Dhaka on Sunday evening.

Confirming the deal, board member secretary Tajul Islam said they called off the strike and ordered workers to return to work.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, speaking to the press around 11 pm, said: “We have taken steps to address issues that can be resolved immediately. Those that will take time will be implemented gradually.

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Regarding the 10-point demand pressed by the owner-worker council, the minister said: “We had a long discussion. kept in vacant places in coordination with the police of the district concerned to avoid traffic jams.

Regarding the section 302 driver murder cases request, the minister said: “If someone intentionally drives over a person and kills them, they must be booked under the specified law.

“The owner-worker leaders, however, demanded that the police properly conduct their investigations before accusing one of the workers of murder. ”


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