Transport workers' federation, home minister meeting Saturday
Published : Friday, 22 November, 2019 at 8:56 PM Count : 273
Amid ongoing undeclared transport strike, the leaders of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation (BRTWF) have decided to sit with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Saturday evening in this regard.
The meeting will be held at the minister's Dhanmondi residence.
Federation president and MP Shahjahan Khan told the reporters after an extended meeting of the transport workers' body at city's Segunbagicha on Friday evening.
About the meeting, Shahjahan Khan said, "Home Minister invited us to his residence for discussion. We will uphold our demands to Home Minister."
"We will announce our next programme on basis of what the Home Minister assures us," he added.
The transport workers went to an undeclared strike across the country demanding amendments to Road Transport Act, 2018 that was enforced on Monday (November 18), and reducing penalties against them under the law.
The much talked road transport act came into effect on November 1 more than 13 months after it was passed in the Jatiya Sangsad in September 2018.
The law was enacted in the wake of countrywide student protests after two students of Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College in the capital were killed by a reckless bus in Dhaka on July 29 of that year.