Transport workers on strike on 19 routes todayStaff Correspondent . Chittagong
Transport workers go on strike from down to dusk on 19 routes in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban today in protest at the killing of a bus driver at the hands of robbers on Friday and demanding security for vehicles on the road.
The Arakan Road Transport Workers Union at an emergency meeting in the afternoon announced the strike. The organisation’s president Mohammad Ali presided over the meeting.
The organisation’s general secretary Mohammed Musa said that they had also decided to go on strike for an indefinite period if the killers were not arrested and family of the deceased was not given compensation in a week.
Robbers robbed valuables from passengers of a bus headed for Cox’s Bazar from Chittagong at Medhakachchhapia of Chakaria about 8:00pm on Friday after shooting dead the bus driver, Jasim Uddin.
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