Tank-lorry owners postpone strike
Tank-lorry owners and workers yesterday postponed their strike as Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation assured them of providing all legal cooperation to release their four leaders who were detained on November 10 on charges of carrying 90 grams of heroin.
“We withdraw the strike after a meeting with the BPC in the evening, and all tank-lorries will start loading, unloading and transportation of fuel from tomorrow [today] morning,” said Md Shahjahan, president of Bangladesh Tank-Lorry Sramik Federation.
He, however, said they will sit on Saturday again, if their leaders are not released before that.
The tank-lorry owners and workers enforced an indefinite strike yesterday morning protesting arrest of their leaders: General Secretary of Tank-Lorry Sramik Union, Sylhet Amir Hossain and Line Secretaries Md Azizul Islam Aziz, Younus Miah and Liakat Uddin Ripon.