PV Desk : Water transport workers have called off a nationwide strike for an 11-point charter of demands, including a provision of appointment letter, ending a day of sufferings of passengers on the southern routes.

A few vessels left the Sadarghat terminal in the morning, but commuters in Chandpur and other districts were left to suffer the consequences of the strike called by Bangladesh Water Transport Workers’ Federation at 12:01am on Saturday.

AKM Mizanur Rahman, director general of the Department of Labour, sat with representatives of the association in the afternoon to find a way out of the situation.

Akhtar Hossain, a spokesman of the department, said the workers agreed to call off the strike after the government accepted all of their demands after the end of the meeting about 11:30pm.