Bus owners and workers of three southern districts– Patuakhali, Barguna and Barisal – observed their enforced strike for the second consecutive day on Friday.
The indefinite strike, enforced by the bus owners and workers on Thursday, is causing immense sufferings to the passengers.
On Thursday, bus owners and workers went on an indefinite strike in the three southern districts demanding an end to plying of three wheelers on highways and withdrawal of fake cases against transport workers.
“We’ll continue our strike until our demands are met,” said Golam Mostafa Kislu, President of Barguna Bus Owners Association.
Earlier, on February 13, police filed a case against 17 transport workers in connection with a clash between bus workers and three wheeler drivers at Amtoli in Barguna district town.
Later in the day, the bus owners and drivers of the three districts, in a press conference, demanded withdrawal of the case and an end to plying of three wheelers on the highways.
Following the incident, Patuakhali, Barguna, Barisal Bus-minibus Owners Somonnoy Parishad called the strike.