Vessel workers’ indefinite strike from January 26
24 January 2016, Nirapad News: Lighter-vessel workers called a countrywide indefinite strike from the midnight of January 26 over 15-point demands.
Bangladesh River Vessels Workers Federation general secretary Chowdhury Ashiqul Alam confirmed the matter on Saturday (January 23).
According to him, their demands include new wage structure, implementation of gazette for fishing trawler workers and ensuring river ways’ security.
He said workers demanded Tk 10,000 as minimum wage.