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Indefinite transport strike in Sylhet from Monday

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Published: 20:00, 21 November 2021  
Indefinite transport strike in Sylhet from Monday

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Bangladesh Road Transport Workers' Federation (BRTWF) called an indefinite strike in Sylhet from Monday to press for their five-point demand.

All modes of public transport, including buses, CNG-run auto-rickshaws and freight trucks will stay off the roads in Sylhet from 6 am onwards, said BRTWF organizing secretary (Sylhet division) Zakaria Ahmed, reports UNB.

"On November 9, we handed over a five-point demand to the deputy commissioner of Sylhet. As no initiative has been taken to meet those demands, all modes of public transport in Sylhet will be staying off the roads indefinitely from Monday as per our previously announced programme.”

Their demands are: Sylhet Regional Auto-tempo and Auto Rickshaw Driver Workers' Alliance must complete its triennial election and refund of cash collected as nomination fee as well as suspending the Deputy Director of Sylhet Regional Labor Department, withdrawal of the case filed against leaders of Sylhet District Bus, Minibus Coach-Microbus Workers Union; an end to the harassment of drivers by traffic and highway police in Sylhet; stopping toll collection on damaged bridges and ensuring parking facility for small vehicles.