4 Oct 2010

Rapid victory for all-out strike in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Road Transport Workers' Federation called off an indefinite strike today just hours after it began - as the local administration caved in, and promised to meet their demands.
The strike started at 6am today in all sixteen northern districts. But by 1.30pm the drivers were back at work. The demands include withdrawal of 'false' cases filed against transport workers, the unconditional release of transport workers, and the end of extortion on the highways and 'harassment' of transport workers by law enforcers.

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