Employees of Biman Bangladesh Airlines called indefinite strike at the Hazrat Shahjalal International as their 7 point demand was not met by the Biman authorities. They demonstrated daylong blockade at the Balaka Bhaban, the headquarters of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national flag carrier of Bangladesh.
Biman employees pressed their 7 point demand to the Biman authority which included the withdrawal of case against the President of Biman Shromik League Md. Moshiqur Rahman, implementation of organogram of the organization, grant of 100% medical allowance, increasing lunch allowance from 50 to 150 Tk etc.
Earlier, Biman employees confined Managing Director of Biman Md. Mosaddique Ahmed demanding the implementation of their 7 point demand yesterday until midnight. As Biman MD did not respond to their demands, employees took position at the entrance of the Balaka Bhaban today. Biman high officials facing the agitation failed to enter the office this morning and left office premise. Then the general employees announced ultimatum to press home their 7-point demands by 5PM today. Observing the situation, the blockade program was extended by half an hour but with no fruit at all. Then at around 6PM, the Biman Employees League announced non-stop strike program starting from 6 am tomorrow at all the airports of Bangladesh.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines has been the sole agency for cargo and luggage handling including ground services at the airport (Except for United Airways). Because of the announced strike, uncertainty remains at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport regarding ground services. It is assumed that a huge number of passengers will be the victim of this situation at the airport.