Water transport workers go on indefinite strike
Published : Monday, 19 October, 2020 at 11:49 PM Count : 481
Water transport workers have announced to go on an indefinite strike across the country from Monday midnight to press home their 11-point demand.
Eight organisations under Bangladesh Water Transport Workers’ Federation called the strike, said Chattogram district unit Nou Sramik Adhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad vice president Md Nabi Alam.
The strike will start 12:01 midnight, he added.
The 11-point demands include steps to stop extortion and robbery in vessels and waterways, full implementation of wage scale 2016, food allowance and landing pass for India-bound workers, food and sea allowance for all waterways workers, re-issuance of endorse, in-charge, technical allowances, Tk 10 lakh as compensation for the families of the workers in the incident of death at workplace, issuance of appointment letter, identity card and service book by transport owners, setting buoys, beacons, marks and lights for safe navigation, distribution and renewal process of certificates of masters and other workers, stopping irregularities and harassment of workers by Department of Shipping and ensuring social safety of waterways workers.