September 23, 2022

Sylhet transport workers on indefinite strike

Photo: Sheikh Nasir

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Photo: Sheikh Nasir

Transport workers in the district of Sylhet started an indefinite strike this morning (September 13, 2022) to assert their five-point demands.

However, the strike will be observed in all four districts of Sylhet division, and Brahmanbaria district from tomorrow (September 14, 2022), reports our local correspondent.

Sylhet Zilla Sarak Paribahan Sramik Somonnoy Parishad called for the strike.

Ali Akbar Rajon, Joint General Secretary of Sylhet Zilla Bus Minibus Coach Microbus Sramik Union, said, “We have been making demands for a long time, but not one of them has been met. On September 8, we held a human chain and delivered a memorandum to the Minister of the Interior, but to no avail.”

Photo: Sheikh Nasir

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Photo: Sheikh Nasir

Six other registered organizations of transport workers in the district are also participating, said Zakaria Ahmad, general secretary of the Sylhet District Road Transport Workers Coordinating Council.

Meanwhile, no bus has left Sylhet Kadmatoli bus station since dawn. Moreover, no means of transport, including auto rickshaws and human transporters, were seen operating on the city streets, causing suffering to commuters.