Port workers' strike on
Loading and unloading of goods at Benapole land port remained suspended yesterday as workers continued their indefinite strike for the second consecutive day. They brought out a procession in the morning, demanding implementation of the government-declared minimum wages for them. Benapole Port-handling Workers' Union enforced the strike on Saturday. Jahangir Hossain Lal, president of the union, at the programme said they had earlier demanded implementation of the wage before the appointment of four new contractors, but the authorities did not pay heed to the demand. He also threatened to continue their movement if the demand was not met immediately.