The country's petrol pump owners have postponed their token strike planned for August 31 until September 13.
The leaders of Bangladesh Dealers, Distributors, Agents and Petrol Pump Owners Association made the announcement following meeting with Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) on Monday.
They said the petrol pump owners have deferred the strike at the request of the BPC.
“We postponed our strike for 15 days. If our demands are not met by this time, we will observe strike from September 14”, said Nazmul Haque, president of the Petrol Pump Owners Association.
Earlier on August 24, the association leaders threatened to go on strike on August 31 if their 5-point demands, including raising their sales’ commissions, are not met within next 7 days.
BPC chairman ABM Azad said he would discuss the issue of the petrol pump owners with some other ministries to resolve it.