Publish: 04 Sep 2023, 12:52 pm
The strike, initiated by fuel traders and workers to emphasize their three main demands, which included an increase in sales commissions, has been called off.
The decision to end the strike was reached during a meeting between officials from the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) and the fuel traders, held at Karwan Bazar in the capital city around 8:30 pm on Sunday, September 3.
BPC Director Anupam Barua confirmed this development to the media on the same night.
Previously, fuel traders and workers had called for an indefinite strike to push for their three demands, which included setting the sales commission for pump owners at 7.5 percent per litre, extending the tank-lorry's economic lifespan to 50 years, and issuing a gazette notification recognizing pump owners as "commission agents."
Several organizations, such as the Bangladesh Tanker Owners Association, Bangladesh Fuel Oil Distributors Association, Khulna Divisional Tank Lorry Workers Union, and Padma Meghna and Jamuna Tank Lorry Workers' Welfare Association, had participated in the strike.
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