Goods transports strike go on

08 Oct,2018


Owners and workers of goods transports are observing work abstention in mainly Dhaka division for second consecutive day on Monday for an indefinite period, affecting the supply chain and businesses in Dhaka. 

Bangladesh Goods Transport Owners and Workers Unity Council pressed the strike for amendments to the Road Transport Act 2018 passed by parliament on September 19. 

Following the strike, no goods laden transport entered or left Dhaka on Monday. 

In Dhaka, transport workers held processions at different points of the city including Tejgaon and Jatrabari areas, obstructed vehicles from plying and even harassed transport workers forcing them to join the strike. 

Businesspeople across the country expressed concerns that if the strike continued it would affect kitchen market, agricultural sector and export and import activities. 

The Council chairman Makbul Ahmed told journalists that till 1:00pm on Monday no one from administration contacted with them to discuss on their demands.

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