Lighterage vessel strike halts cargo offloading at Ctg Port

Dhaka, Nov 27 – The operation of lighterage vessels at Chattogram Port remained halted since Monday night after water transport workers went on a strike to press for a 15-point demand.The demands include 100 percent food allowance, issuing appointment letters, service books, and landing pass for crews of India-bound vessels.
Syed Shahadat Hossain, general secretary of Bangladesh Lighterage Workers Union, said they stopped transporting and offloading goods from mother vessels, cargo trawlers, and bulkhead.
The union’s president Sheikh Mohammad Isa Mia said Bangladesh Water Transport Sramik League, Bangladesh Cargo Trawler Workers’ Union, and Bulkhead Workers’ Union have joined the strike with them.
The workers announced the strike on November 20 from a human chain in front of National Press Club. – UNB