To make this strike successful, a protest rally was brought out from the Barishal river port organised by the Divisional Vessel Workers Sangram Parishad on Saturday afternoon, said Nazrul Islam, president of the Parishad.

Later they formed a human chain in the port area.

Among others, Bangladesh Trade Union central district committee general secretary AK Azad, Labour Union coordinator Mozammel Sikder and Harunur Rashid Sikder spoke on the programme.