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Truck-Covered Van strike withdrawn

Published : Wednesday, 22 September, 2021 at 8:25 PM  Count : 662

Truck-Covered Van strike withdrawn

Truck-Covered Van strike withdrawn


The Bangladesh Truck, Covered Van and Prime Mover Goods Transports Owners Association has withdrawn their nationwide strike on Wednesday on assurance that the authorities concerned would meet their 15-point demands.

The decision to withdraw the strike was taken at a meeting held at the Secretariat with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in the chair.

Following the meeting, the Bangladesh Covered Van-Truck-Prime Mover Goods Transport Owners Association president Makbul Ahmed and Bangladesh Truck Drivers Sramik Federation president Talukder Md Monir announced the decision to withdraw the 72-hour strike that began on Tuesday.

The meeting began at the Home Ministry's conference room at about 11:00am.

Apart from the Home Minister, the meeting was attended by Inspector General of Police Benazir Ahmed, Home Secretary, Shipping Secretary, Road Transport Secretary and other senior officials from different ministries.

A total of 18 leaders of Bangladesh Covered Van-Truck-Prime Mover Goods Transport Owners Association attended the meeting which lasted till 2:00pm.

Bangladesh Truck Drivers Sramik Federation president Talukder Md Monir said the government assured them of fulfilling their 14 demands, except extended income tax. "On the basis of it, we have withdrawn our strike," he said.

The home minister said that they had assured them to address several demands shortly while measures would be taken to resolve those that would take time.

The Bangladesh Truck, Covered-van and Prime Mover Goods Transports Owners Association and the Bangladesh Truck Drivers Federation jointly enforced the nationwide three-day strike on Tuesday to press home their 15-point demands.

The strike of goods-carrying transports, including covered vans and trucks had badly affected the country's export and import trade, the authorities said.

SZA



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