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Transport strike in Sylhet called off

  • Published at 03:56 am December 25th, 2020
Transport strike Sylhet
File photo: Due to a transport strike, buses do not leave terminal in Sylhet on Monday, April 29, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

With a demand of reopening of stone quarries, transport workers and owners enforced the strike since Tuesday morning

The 72-hour strike, enforced by the transport workers and owners, in Sylhet division was withdrawn on Thursday evening, 12 hours before the stipulated time.

Sylhet divisional unit of Truck-Pickup-Covered van Owners-Workers' Oikkya Parishad Convener Golam Hadi Soyful announced to end the strike around 5:30pm after a meeting among various organizations of transport owners and workers.

Soyful said the strike that was scheduled to end at 6am on Friday, was called off on the occasion of Christmas, the largest religious festival of Christians, and considering the sufferings of commuters and tourists who got stranded due to the strike.

Soon after withdrawal of the strike, the road communications returned to normal in all the districts -- Sylhet, Sunamganj, Moulvibazar, and Habiganj -- of the division giving a relief to thousands of people.

With a demand of reopening of stone quarries, the Owners-Workers' Oikkya Parishad called the strike in the division on Monday and enforced it since 6am on Tuesday, while other transport organizations expressed solidarity with them.

The government has suspended the work of stone extraction from stone quarries to save the environment.

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