Benapole transport owners call off strike

Benapole Transport Agency Owners Association has called off their indefinite strike demanding adequate cranes and forklifts for the country’s largest land port.

The decision to withdraw the strike scheduled to begin from Tuesday was taken after assurance from the port authorities to fulfill the demands at a joint meeting, said Azim Uddin Gazi, general secretary of Benapole Transport Agency Owners Association.

“If the demands are not met within June 16, the association will announce stricter programmer in this regard,” he said.

Mamun Kabir Tarafdar, Deputy Director of Benapole Port said,” A decision has been taken to add three new cranes and three new forklifts within next 15 days. And within next two months all the old cranes and forklifts will be changed.”

Earlier, Nayan, a representative of the owners, said that almost all the cranes and forklifts at the port have become obsolete. As a result, they have to pay extra money to rent trucks every day which is causing huge losses, Nayan added.

Source: United Nations of Bangladesh