Khulna's fuel and oil traders go on 12-hour strike

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Published: 8/22/2022 4:54:16 AM

Khulna's fuel and oil traders have gone on a 12-hour strike to press home their three-point demand including increasing oil sales commission and tank lorry fares. 

Oil extraction from Padma, Meghna and Jamuna oil depots in Khulna and supply of it to 15 districts came to a halt since 6 am on Monday. The strike is scheduled to continue till 6pm. 

Four organizations including Bangladesh Fuel Oil Distributors Association and Bangladesh Tank-Lorry Owners' Association are observing the strike.

Sheikh Murad Hossain, general secretary of Khulna Divisional Committee of Bangladesh Fuel Oil Distributors Association, said that the strike is being observed from Monday morning for 12 hours.

As a result, the extraction of fuel oil from three depots in Khulna has halted and the supply of fuel oil has halted in 10 districts of the Khulna division and five districts of Greater Faridpur. 

However, fuel oil is being sold from petrol pumps. Sheikh Murad said that along with the Khulna division, this strike is being continued by halting oil extraction from the depots of Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions.

Dhaka Tribune

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