Trains, ports, retail shopping centers and businesses in Bangladesh have been hit by a one-day strike called by industrial workers and backed by the opposition Awami League party to protest the privatization of textile mills. Textile industry workers are protesting the government's decision to close down some mills and factories. Striking workers are demanding that the facilities be re-opened, and that workers are given other economic benefits. Most private offices, banks and schools stayed closed bySaturday's strike, and public transportation is operating at reduced levels across Bangladesh. Workers say they will call more strikes if the government goes ahead with privatization plans.