Fuel traders in Dinajpur to go on strike from Aug 1
The leaders of Rangpur Division Petroleum Dealers, Distributors' Agents and Petrol Pump Owners Association threatened an indefinite strike from August 1 to press the authorities to materialise their 3-point demand.
Mostafa Sohrab Titu the general secretary of the body made the announcement at a press conference at Rangpur Press Club today afternoon, flanked by other leaders.
The demands are: extending economic life of fuel tankers to 50-year, increasing the commission rate to Tk 7.5 percent and a gazette should be issued under Commission Agent Act.
At the press conference, Titu said, "We are now in existential crisis."
As they are solely dependent on commission, is not possible for them to earn extra money, he said. He said the price of fuel in the country was increased to double, but the commission rate was yet to be revised.
On the other hand, the price of daily essentials and electricity was also increased, which also promoted to increase the staff payment. Considering all, the leaders urged the government to implement their 3 points demand.
Azizul Islam Mintu president of the body was also present there.