Sylhet District Road Transport Workers Coordinating Council consisting of 6 registered organizations called an indefinite strike in Sylhet from Tuesday to press for their five-point demand.
All modes of public transport, including buses, CNG-run auto-rickshaws and freight trucks will stay off the roads in Sylhet from 6 am onwards, said a media statement, signed by Ali Akbar Rajan, joint general secretary of Sylhet District Bus Minibus Coach Microbus Workers Union.
"On September 5, "We submitted a memorandum over a five-point demand to the Home Minister and copies of the memorandum have been sent to all concerned sectors of Sylhet administration. As no initiative has been taken to meet those demands, all modes of public transport in Sylhet will be staying off the roads indefinitely from Tuesday as per our previously announced programme.”
Their demands are: Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) commissioner and deputy commissioner (traffic) should be removed, illogical fines by traffic police should be stopped. Nazmul Alam Romen, who is gaining influence using the name of Sramik League, must be withdrawn from the representative of Labor Court in Sylhet; stone quarries should be reopened, dilapidated roads should be repaired quickly and the sale of new CNG-run auto-rickshaws must be stopped and the vehicles which have been sold should be given registered. At the same time, the movement of illegal vehicles should be stopped.