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Transport owners-workers call countrywide indefinite strike from Wednesday

  • Published at 01:49 pm November 19th, 2019
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File photo: Rows of stand still buses at Gabtoli bus terminal in Dhaka on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The council made the announcement at a press briefing held at city's Tejgaon area and placed their nine-point demand before the government

Bangladesh Truck Covered-van Goods Transport Owners Workers Unity Council has called an indefinite strike across the country, demanding the amendment of the new Road Transport Act, from Wednesday.

“From Wednesday 6am, an indefinite strike will be enforced across the country in protest of the new Road Transport Act,” the council’s member secretary Tajul Islam confirmed Dhaka Tribune on Tuesday morning.

Transport workers protesting on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Gazipur on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Dhaka Tribune

The council made the announcement at a press briefing held at city's Tejgaon area and placed their nine-point demand before the government.

Earlier in the day, police removed protesting truck drivers after they blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway two and a half hours at Mawna point for Sreepur upazila.

Rows of buses parked at a bus stand in Khulna on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Dhaka Tribune

Meanwhile, Bus and truck drivers in Khulna, Narail, Jhenaidah, Meherpur, Kushtia and Chuadanga have continued their strike for the second day.

Earlier on Monday, bus and truck drivers in 10 districts had gone on strike, protesting the new Road Transport Act 2018 (RTA) which came into effect across Bangladesh on November 17.