As the government assured them of meeting some demands immediately and some at a later time, truckers in Bangladesh have ended an ongoing strike after 33 hours. Yesterday, the truckers had a meeting with Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan during which the minister, police chief and administrative high officials agreed with their demands.
After the meeting, the president of Bangladesh Covered Van-Truck-Prime Movers Goods Transportation Owners Association, Mokbul Ahmad, and the president of Bangladesh Truck Drivers Workers Federation Talukder, Md Monir, announced that they are happy with the outcome of the discussion.
The owners and drivers had been enforcing the 72 hours long strike on 15 point demands from 21 September in the morning. The strike had suspended movement of all kind of goods across the country while loading and unloading at the ports came to a halt.
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