Fuel oil supply remains suspended in 3 divisions due to strike

The supply of fuel oil has remained suspended in Rajshahi, Rangpur and Khulna divisions since Sunday morning as petrol pump owners and workers were observing a work abstention programme, report agencies.

Sale and transportation of fuel oil from around 2,000 petrol pumps in these divisions stopped at 6:00am, said Bangladesh Petrol Pump Owners’ Association senior vice-president MA Momin Dulal. The association on November 26 gave until November 30 to fulfill their 15 demands that included payment of 7.5 per cent sales commission, introduction of accident insurance of Tk 5 lakh for tank lorry workers, and an end to police harassment.

Power, energy and mineral resources secretary called a meeting with the association’s leaders on December 15 which they have rejected, said Dulal. ‘The strike will continue until our demands are met,’ he added.