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Goods transport workers’ strike paralyses operations at Chattogram port

Loading and unloading activities at Chattogram port came to a halt as goods transport workers went on a three-day strike across the country on Tuesday morning to press home their 15-point demand.

The strike enforced by Truck and Covered Van Owners-Workers Oikkya Parishad will remain in force till 6 am Thursday.

The movement of all kinds of goods-laden vehicles including that of prime mover (trailer), covered van and trucks remained suspended across the country since Tuesday morning.

Besides, the handling work of ships also remained suspended.

Chattogram port authorities said all types of work including loading and unloading of goods from containers, transporting goods from Inland Container Depot(ICD) and factories remained suspended since morning.

Mohammad Mainuddin, President of Chattogram Prime Mover Workers Union, said their demands included stopping advance taxes from trucks and covered vans, returning the advance taxes relaised to date and introducing issuance of license for truck, covered van drivers which remained suspended for the past 10 year.

Talukdar Mohammad Manir, President of Bangladesh Truck Drivers Federation, said they will go for tougher movement if their demands go unheeded.

Source: United News of Bangladesh