Strike suspends fuel extraction, distribution in Khulna
News Desk || risingbd.com
Fuel traders in Khulna went on an indefinite strike without any previous announcement in protest of decreasing commission and tank lorry fare, suspending oil extraction from depot and distribution.
They went on strike from Tuesday (August 30) morning.
The price of fuel was reduced by Tk 5 last night. Subsequently, the commission was reduced by Tk 0.13 per litre and the tank lorry fare by Tk 0.3, the protesters said.
Bangladesh Tank Lorry Owners’ Association, Bangladesh Fuel Distributors’ Association, and four other organisations are observing the strike in protest of the reduction in commission and to press home their three-point demand.
Farhad Hossain, general secretary of Bangladesh Tank Lorry Owners’ Association, confirmed the matter.
He said, “We have been presenting three-point demand including hiking commission of fuel sale and tank lorry fare. But along with decreasing prices of fuel oil by Tk 5 per liter, commission rate and tank lorry fare were also cut down on Monday night. We are observing the strike in protest of the decision.”