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Laxmipur stevedores declare indefinite strike

Stevedores in Laxmipur Tuesday went on an indefinite strike unveiling an 11-point set of demands including introduction of food and security allowance.

The workers of vessels on Laxmipur-Bhola and Barishal routes announced the strike at 12 pm.

Their representatives communicated a willingess to talk, although the workers were running out of patience.

“We were patient through the Corona crisis. But now we are at the edge of tolerance,” a worker said.

The strike will continue until all the demands are met, he said.

Their demands also include stopping extortion on the river routes, and increased wages.

Source: United News of Bangladesh