Imrul Hossain for DOT
 The water transport workers under the banner of Bangladesh Noujan Sramik Federation have called a countrywide strike to push for their 11-point demand including hiking salary and stopping terrorism on waterways, reported UNB, Bangladesh Pratidin, Jago News.
 The strike will be enforced from 12:01 am on October 19.
 To make the strike a success, the water transport workers brought out a protest procession from Barishal Launch Terminal yesterday and paraded different strategic points of the city.
 The agitating workers said that they were compelled to go for the work abstention programme to press home their 11-point demand.
 Previously in March, the workers were assured of fulfilling their demands. However, the demands were not fulfilled. That’s why; a strike has been announced for an indefinite period.  The strike will remain in force until the demands are fulfilled.